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Seneca College selects Bird to build health and wellness centre

 

Ontario Construction News staff writer

It was a big week for Bird Construction Inc. The company announced it has been awarded a construction management contract to build the Seneca Polytechnic Health & Wellness Centre Project and a new multi-year task order from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (“CNL”). The combined value of the awards exceeds $130 million.

A dynamic multi-storey health and wellness complex, the Seneca Health & Wellness Centre is designed with the college’s commitment to sustainability, and various green practices will be incorporated, including mass timber, rainwater harvesting, solar energy, geothermal energy, renewable building materials, green roofing, and operational sustainability.

The complex will also serve as the new home for the Seneca Student Federation.

DIALOG and Two Row Architect designed the building to replace the aging sports center on the Newnham Campus, with an “architecture of healing” that focusses on environmental responsibility and celebrates Indigenous traditions.

The newly awarded task order by CNL expands Bird’s responsibilities on about 400 sites in the municipality of Port Hope. The company will be responsible for engineering, design, procurement, and remediation and restoration activities for the sites where Bird has been performing remediation activities since late last year.

Bird’s expanded responsibilities in Port Hope reinforce the Company’s growing presence in environmental remediation and the nuclear sector. There remains a significant pipeline of work under the overarching MCC announced in 2022, which gives Bird the opportunity to bid on over one billion dollars in environmental remediation work.

“We are pleased to continue growing our innovative and sustainable portfolio of projects in Ontario. From kicking off our collaborative approach with Seneca to deepening our roots in Port Hope, we strive to foster impactful community relationships and uphold our commitment to a strong client focus,” said Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird.

Securing these awards advances our strategy to build consistent, multi-year revenue streams and to make lasting impacts on post-secondary education while actively contributing to a more sustainable future.”

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