Infrastructure Ontario is diligently working to ameliorate Ontario's community safety through updated policing operations by streamlining Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) facilities across the great Canadian province. Each of the facilities are targeting a minimum LEED Silver standard.
WT Partnership has been selected to conduct a Joint Technical Review for the facility. The project is part of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services' strategy to combat health and safety issues. The Project will modernize the outdated facilities - addressing the current inefficiencies of design. The Project will focus on incorporating new technology and maximizing space by replacing older facilities. The current facilities fail to meet the operational requirements/expectations and as pressure mounted, it was time for a new facility.
WT has been selected as the Independent Certifier for the Ontario Provincial Police Modernization Phase 2 Project. The Project will be delivered via a design, build and finance (DBF) structured contract. Bird Construction will be charged with the design and build. Bird Construction will also own the concession responsible for the financing of the project.
The Project will consist of an estimated 230,000 gross square foot vertical New Courthouse and a separate 600+ stall Parking Structure with the capacity to develop to 1,100 spaces.
The New Grafton Correctional Centre will be a major multifunctional, regional correctional complex servicing the northern part of NSW. It will be the primary correctional facility for corrections operations from the Queensland border in the north, to Kempsey in the southeast and Tamworth in the southwest.
The multi-security-level prison will accommodate both genders in a mixture of traditional cell blocks and cottage type accommodation. Construction works commenced August 2013 and the new prison is due for completion late 2015.