Bouygues Construction to build several sports facilities in Canada for more than €110 million
Bouygues Building Canada, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has won a contract worth a total of C$206 million, in a consortium with the Canadian construction firm, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. Bouygues Building Canada's share amounts to C$142 million (€110.5 million).
The contract includes the financing, design and construction of the following venues in the Province of Ontario:
• a 22,500-seat Canadian football stadium in Hamilton,
• an athletics and rugby stadium with a capacity of just over 3,000 spectators on the York University campus,
• a 2,500-seat indoor velodrome in Milton.
It also covers the renovation of four athletics tracks.
The works will get under way in late 2012, and handover is scheduled for summer 2014. More than 740 people will be involved at peak periods. The buildings will have LEED® Silver certification, reflecting the numerous environmental protection measures being taken on this project and Bouygues Construction's sustainable construction strategy. The project involves a 22% reduction in energy consumption(1), the use of materials with low volatile organic compound emissions, control of indoor air quality, waste sorting and recycling, etc. In addition, the York University athletics and rugby stadium will have a green roof.
These facilities are primarily intended for use in the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held in Toronto. 41 countries compete in the Pan Am Games, the world's third largest international multi-sports event, every four years.
This new contract is the first awarded to Bouygues Construction in the vast province of Ontario. In recent years, the Group has enjoyed several successes in British Colombia. In 2011, it handed over a day hospital, which it will operate for a period of 30 years, and it is currently completing the construction of the new headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Surrey, a building it will operate for 25 years.
Bouygues Construction's expertise in the sports sector is illustrated by two major projects currently under way: the reconfiguration of the Stade Vélodrome soccer stadium in Marseille, France, and the construction of the Singapore Sports Hub, a fully integrated sports and leisure activity complex. Both of these projects will be followed by facilities management contracts.
(1) compared to the energy consumption of similar reference buildings