MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Sheridan College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have selected Sheridan Creative Partnership as the preferred bidder to design, build and finance Phase II of Sheridan College's Hazel McCallion Campus development in Mississauga.
Phase II of the Sheridan expansion includes:
- a new 220,000-square-foot facility that will accommodate up to an additional 3,200 full-time students, for a total enrolment of approximately 5,500 students
- state-of-the-art classrooms
- computer laboratories
- a centre of creative thinking
- faculty and administrative offices
- a gallery space to celebrate student creativity and innovation
The project is intended to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, designed towards optimal energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The selection of the Sheridan Creative Partnership consortium 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 designing and constructing a postsecondary education facility. The consortium members include Bondfield Construction Company Limited (developer and construction), Moriyama & Teshima Architects/Montgomery Sisam Architects and Rocklynn Capital Inc.
Infrastructure Ontario will now begin negotiating contract details with Sheridan Creative Partnership and expects to reach commercial and financial close in October 2014. The project cost will be announced publicly following the completion of negotiations, with construction expected to begin shortly thereafter. IO, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Sheridan College are working together to procure and deliver the project.
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.
Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"Sheridan's Hazel McCallion Campus expansion project will provide more space for innovative programming that delivers on the government's commitment to expanding the quality of and access to postsecondary education opportunities in Ontario."
Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
"The Sheridan Creative Partnership team has successfully demonstrated their proposal delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers; we look forward to the commencement of construction for Phase 2 of Sheridan's Hazel McCallion Campus this fall."
Dipika Damerla, MPP, Mississauga East—Cooksville
"With the expansion of the Hazel McCallion Campus at Sheridan College, the City of Mississauga is growing in its ability to offer world-class educational opportunities for students as well as wider-reaching benefits for the larger community as a whole."
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan College
"The growth of the Hazel McCallion Campus will bring a broader range of academic options to the heart of Mississauga's city centre, building on the tremendous success of our current facility, with its focus on business diplomas, degrees and post-graduate certificates. Our expanded campus will be a destination of choice for students in Mississauga and beyond."
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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