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Ontario Construction News staff writer
Bird Construction will lead the first phase of the engineering, procurement, and construction at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Clarington Corporate Campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2022, with completion in 2024.
A new corporate headquarters will be built on a campus setting in Clarington, offering “a thoughtful environment designed to connect expertise, enhance collaboration, empower innovation, and support hundreds of working professionals from OPG’s non-station-based positions”.
Once complete, the campus will consolidate non-station staff from existing OPG offices across the Greater Toronto Area, Niagara, and Durham Region. Designs for the campus will include optimization of building performance, energy conservation, and other sustainable building features to align with OPG’s goal to create a low carbon and environmentally sustainable corporate campus.
Construction is divided into three phases to reflect the design’s progressive nature, and ensure the cost estimate, schedule forecast, and project planning are sufficiently advanced before construction.
“We are very proud to be selected as the key partner on this substantial and important project for Ontario Power Generation,” said Teri McKibbon, President and CEO.
“Bird is looking forward to delivering this project in collaboration with its partners and OPG to successfully meet client goals as well as employ innovative and sustainable project solutions.
“I am pleased to see another significant project added to our portfolio in the Ontario market, especially one that embodies the core priorities of our strategic plan including sustainable solutions, collaborative contracting and leveraging expertise from our combined team while supporting our drive for consistent earnings and geographical diversification.”
Through a proven and extensive history in the design and construction of facilities of similar size and complexity, Bird is recognized for its innovative team with industry-leading design and engineering firms to bring this project to life.
“Our team’s project delivery capabilities and performance, including our safety record, were key to being selected and we will work in collaboration with OPG towards the successful completion of this Project. Bird’s strong suite of capabilities will be leveraged over the duration of the project,” McKibbon said.