Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in the city April 2 to talk about the $85.3 million three-storey facility.
While it was announced that Harper would be awarding a contract for the construction and lease of the new building, he didn’t.
But the Miramichi Leader reported April 5 that Broccolini Construction Inc. of Kirkland, Quebec had received the tender for the 9,500 square-metre office building that will accommodate 550 employees.
“Broccolini will design and build a 3-storey LEED® Gold certified office project which will consist of a gross constructible area of 132,000 sq. ft.,” a company press release said. “The building will include 114,000 sq. ft. of Class A rentable office space.”
Broccolini expects the job to begin in June and the centre to be occupied in late 2018. When construction is complete, the facility will be entirely leased to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for at least 20 years.
The company said, “…the Miramichi project will create an estimated 200 new jobs throughout the development and construction of the project.”
Province: | Section : Construction & Transportation