Bird Construction announced that it, as part of the Joint Use Mutual Partnership consortium, has executed two contracts with the Province of Saskatchewan to design, build, finance and maintain a cumulative of 18 pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 schools on nine joint-use sites in the province. Bird has the majority interest in, and is the managing partner of the construction joint venture that will design and build the project. It will also take a minority equity interest in the concession responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the project through Bird Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary.
The schools are located in Regina, Saskatoon, Martensville and Warman, Saskatchewan. The project includes construction on each site of one public and one catholic school as well as central core space consisting of gymnasia, multi-purpose space, community resource centre and a child care centre to form a single cohesive joint use educational facility.
In the Northwest Territories, Bird is part of the Boreal Health Partnership consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Stanton Territorial Hospital Project located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Bird has a 50 per cent interest in (and is the managing partner of the construction joint venture) that will design and build the project. It will also take a minority equity interest in the concession responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the project through Bird Capital.
The new hospital is located on the same site as the current facility. It will include a floor area of over 280,000 square feet and will offer outpatient and inpatient services including emergency, medical imaging, dialysis, obstetrics, pediatric, cardio and mental health departments as well as day procedure and surgery suites.
The consortium plans to reach financial close in September of this year with construction expected to commence shortly thereafter.