Oct. 23, 2009
SHEDIAC (CNB) - The provincial government has awarded contracts for site preparation associated with the construction of the new Dalhousie and Southeast correctional centres. The departments of Supply and Services and Public Safety made the announcement today at the Southeast Correctional Centre construction site in Shediac.
The site preparation contract for the Southeast Correctional Centre, worth $936,859, has been awarded to Modern Construction (1983) Ltd. of Moncton. The tender for Phase 2 of site preparations at the Dalhousie Correctional Centre, worth $289,000, has been awarded to Lcl Excavation Inc. of Charlo.
"The combined total value of these two projects is close to $60 million," said Business New Brunswick Minister Victor Boudreau. "These two facilities will meet a critical infrastructure need in our provincial correctional system, and hundreds of jobs will be created during construction, which will provide significant stimulus to our economy."
Boudreau was speaking on behalf of Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty.
"We are very pleased with the progress on these important projects," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John W. Foran. "These modern facilities will ensure the safety and security of staff, inmates, and the public, and they will contribute to our efforts to build a safer New Brunswick."
Work is underway at both sites. Construction is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2011.
The Southeast Correctional Centre will cover 8,156 sq. m (90,629 sq. feet) and include three accommodation units, each containing 30 cells. The Dalhousie Correctional Centre will cover 3,857 sq. m (41,519 sq. feet) and include five accommodation units, each containing 10 cells. Both facilities will include areas for admitting and discharge, medical services, program rooms, secure visitation, food services and facilities for administration and staff.
As part of the provincial government's Green Buildings Program, both centres have been designed to achieve a silver rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a rating system that measures the performance of green buildings in Canada.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Chrystiane Mallaley, communications, Department of Supply and Services, 506-457-7903; Lisa Harrity, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-453-4433.