Plenary PCL Justice has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Abbotsford law courts project, the province’s first new courthouse in 20 years. The project will improve access to justice and meet the increasing demand for judicial services in one of B.C.’s fastest-growing regions.
The $150-million project is estimated to provide opportunities for more than 1,000 B.C. workers. The project will also provide opportunities for registered apprentices to be on site, which will help develop the next generation of skilled trade workers in the province.
The winning consortium 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); and Johnson Controls Canada LP (service provider).
Plenary PCL Justice has entered into final negotiations with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of Attorney General to 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 ability to meet energy efficiency targets.
Construction is expected to begin summer 2018 with project completion in 2021.