Concert Infrastructure and its many hard working partners are busy constructing nine joint-use schools in Saskatchewan through a Public Private Partnership. To date, onsite construction workers have combined for approximately 700,000 work hours, and of this, some 17,500 hours have been performed by First Nations/Metis people.
“Projects of this size and complexity involve the hard work and dedication of many great people,” says Ian Podmore, the project delivery team’s design and construction lead. “We’re thrilled to have so many great partners and stakeholders helping to progress construction, build excitement in the surrounding community, and continue planning to ensure the schools long term success.”
Each of these joint-use schools will feature one public school, one Catholic school and a shared central core that includes a 90-space childcare facility. While progressing rapidly, construction is on track for handover to each school division and the Province of Saskatchewan for the 2017-2018 school year. These facilities will comprise 18 schools, 810 new child care spaces and accommodate over 11,000 kindergarten to grade eight students from the province’s fastest growing communities.
The buildings’ exteriors are also undergoing a quick progression, and will soon resemble their final forms. On the interior, classrooms are now being boarded and interior painting has begun in many spaces. Landscaping will be installed on select sites in the coming weeks, which allows trees and plants a full year of growth before school commences.