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EllisDon hoists final beam at Thunder Bay Correctional Complex

 

Ontario Construction News staff writer

EllisDon has hoisted the final beam at the Thunder Bay Correctional Complex (TBCC).

Project team members were invited to sign the structural beam to mark the completion of the building’s framework and recognize their efforts for reaching the highest point of construction.

The TBCC project will replace an aging jail and correctional facility with a new, 345-bed, multipurpose complex. Both the Thunder Bay Jail and Thunder Bay Correctional Facility are among the oldest provincially run adult correctional facilities, which were built in 1928 and 1965, respectively.

The new facility will update automation and technology to address issues of health, safety and security. This includes efficiencies related to design, technology, and the use of space including behavioural and Mental Health housing options and improved access to natural light and outdoor spaces.

Designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) certification by focusing on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, the site will include a connection to an existing 50-inmate facility called the Thunder Bay Modular Built Facility (“MBF”), which is located to the southeast of TBCC and is currently under construction.

A new access driveway from Highway 61 and design and construction of a 4,000 sq. ft. wastewater treatment facility are also included.

“A new correctional facility for Thunder Bay is a very important investment to enhance the facility’s living conditions, security, technology, and space. We are honoured to be selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex project,” said Joey Comeau, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Capital at EllisDon.

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