The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) recently announced the 2015 recipients of the National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). Concert Infrastructure Ltd., as lead member of Joint Use Mutual Partnership consortiums, is proud to announce that the Saskatchewan Joint Use Schools Projects have been honoured by way of a Silver Award for Innovative Partnership.
The Saskatchewan Joint Use Schools Project 1 and 2 ("SJUSP I" and "SJUSP II") is the largest new schools construction project in Saskatchewan's history. This P3 project includes the design and delivery of 18 modern state-of-the-art schools on nine joint-use sites in the communities of Regina, Saskatoon, Martensville and Warman. The SJUSP I and SJUSP II project addresses the unprecedented growth taking place in these communities and will alleviate the pressures being placed on existing area schools by providing space for 11,100 students from kindergarten to grade eight. The facilities will also include an additional 810 spaces of childcare and community resource space, and incorporate First Nations' educational needs. The new schools will be ready in time for students in September 2017, and will be fully owned and operated by the respective school divisions.
The National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships were presented on November 2, 2015 at The Council's annual conference in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel.