Bouygues Construction wins its second PPP contract in Canada: the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters in Surrey
Bouygues Construction subsidiaries Bouygues Bâtiment International and ETDE, as members of the Green Timbers Accommodation Partners (1) consortium, recently signed a contract for the financing, design and construction of the new Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters in Surrey, British Columbia, along with operation and maintenance for 25 years. Worth a total of 450 million euros (175 million euros for design and build and 275 million euros for operation and maintenance), this contract is the second public-private partnership contract won by the Group in this province, after the Surrey hospital in October 2008.
The 76,000 m2 facility comprises three buildings situated on a 14 hectare site. It will accommodate 2,700 police officers and civilian staff who are currently spread out over different sites throughout the province.
The works, which were launched recently, will employ 450 people during the peak period and are scheduled to last two and a half years (32 months), with completion planned in late 2012. ETDE FM Canada will then be responsible for operating the buildings and for maintenance activities for a period of 25 years.
The project will receive the LEED Gold Certification (2), the North American standard for high-performance green buildings, while the operation and maintenance activities will comply with BOMA BESt (3) standards.
Bouygues Construction is also working in North America on the Port of Miami Tunnel Project, a contract won in October 2009.
(1) The Green Timbers Accommodation Partners consortium comprises Bouygues Bâtiment International, ETDE FM Canada and HSBC Infrastructure.
(2) The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the North American high-performance green building certification system. The rating criteria include energy, water use and heating efficiency, the use of local building materials and the reuse of any surplus. Buildings can achieve four levels: certified, silver, gold or platinum.
(3) BOMA BESt (for Building Environmental Standards) is a national programme launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada, an international association of commercial building owners and managers. Its aim is to foster best practices for energy and environmental performances.