MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Sheridan College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have awarded a fixed-price contract to Sheridan Creative Partnership to design, build and finance the expansion of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga.
The contract between Sheridan Creative Partnership and Sheridan College is for $67.3 million. Payment will be made by the Province and Sheridan College at substantial completion in summer 2016 to ensure the project is delivered on-time and on-budget.
The project will create employment in the construction sector, with approximately 120 workers expected on site each day at the peak of activity.
The 220,000 square-foot facility will accommodate up to 3,200 additional full-time students, for a total enrolment of approximately 5,500 students. Highlights of the expansion project include space for faculty and administrative offices, 31 new classrooms, 29 new studios, labs and production spaces, and a creative campus complex that consists of:
- a central learning and collaborative meeting space known as the Creativity Commons;
- research and leadership centres such as the Institute for Creativity; and
- a gallery space to showcase student creativity and innovation.
The project will deliver design excellence and sustainability with the new HMC building designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.
The selection of the Sheridan Creative Partnership team is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process that began in January 2013. Throughout its submission, Sheridan Creative Partnership demonstrated a clear understanding of the design and construction needs of a postsecondary education facility. The consortium members include Bondfield Construction Company Limited (Developer/Construction), Moriyama & Teshima Architects/Montgomery Sisam Architects (Architects) and Rocklynn Capital Inc. (Financial Advisors).
IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.
Sheridan is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions, enrolling over 18,000 full-time students in over 100 diploma, certificate, and bachelor degree programs on four campuses in three cities. Its 133,000 alumni continue to shape the future course of our society in the arts, in business, and in the fields of technology and community service.
Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"Our investment in Sheridan's Hazel McCallion Campus expansion project will help students access innovative, state-of-the-art programs that will help them pursue their passions and learn the skills they need to compete in the competitive global economy."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
"The Province is pleased that contractual obligations have been finalized for the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus expansion project. This is another important infrastructure project that will deliver jobs, spur economic and social benefits in downtown Mississauga and create postsecondary opportunities for students in the years to come."
Dipika Damerla, MPP, Mississauga East—Cooksville
"The expansion will more than double student enrolment and make downtown Mississauga a hub for young people. The energy and creativity of these students is exactly what Mississauga needs."
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan College
"We look forward to working with the Sheridan Creative Partnership as construction begins on what promises to be an exceptionally innovative and creative teaching and learning facility, bringing exciting new postsecondary programming to the heart of the city."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Contacts: Lisa DiMenna, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-326-9378; Susan Atkinson, Sheridan College, 905-815-4073