The $154-million Civic Operations Centre (COC) in Saskatoon became the second Public-Private Partnership (P3) in Saskatchewan to achieve substantial completion ahead of schedule and under budget.
The 450,000-square-foot COC will house operations for Saskatoon Transit. The LEED certified facility has 27 maintenance bays, a full body shop, indoor storage for 224 buses and administrative offices. It will also accommodate the fleet expansion expected over the next 10 to 15 years.
The $181-million upgrade to the Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant also completed construction ahead of schedule and under budget, according to Michael Gabert, Regional Director, Prairies Region. BTY provided Independent Certifier Services on both of the P3 projects.
“BTY is proud to have contributed to the tremendous efforts by the project teams that delivered the Saskatoon COC and the upgrade to the Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant,” says Gabert. “The achievement of substantial completion ahead of schedule and under budget bodes well for the future of P3 partnerships in the province.”
The COC project was a City of Saskatoon partnership with Integrated Team Solutions (ITS) through a consortium led by EllisDon Capital Inc., Fengate Capital that included Kasian Architecture, EllisDon Corporation and Cofely Services.