The Province of British Columbia and Plenary PCL Justice have reached financial close on the $150 million Abbotsford Law Courts project.
Under the agreement, Plenary PCL Justice will design, build, finance and maintain the new courthouse under a 30-year concession (plus construction). Construction will begin in summer 2018 with project completion anticipated in 2020.
Plenary PCL Justice will deliver a new, 14-room law court facility that will include Provincial and Supreme courts and space for all necessary justice partners.
Plenary PCL Justice met the required criteria of price, quality of design, ability to adapt to the needs of those using the facility, and the ability to meet energy efficiency targets.
“Plenary is thrilled to have reached financial close on the Abbotsford Law Courts project, the province’s first new courthouse in 20 years,” said Brian Budden, president & CEO of Plenary. “We look forward to working closely with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of Attorney General to deliver a LEED Gold justice facility in one of B.C.’s fastest growing regions.”
The Plenary PCL Justice team includes:
- Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. (Project Co lead and equity provider)
- PCL Investment Canada Inc. (equity provider)
- PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. (design-builder)
- WZMH Architects (architect)
- Smith + Andersen (IMIT consultant)
- Johnson Controls Canada LP (service provider)
This project is estimated to provide opportunities for more than 1,000 local workers and will also provide opportunities for registered apprentices to be on site, helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade workers in the province.