A new contractor has been hired to complete the $34-million Guelph Police headquarters renovation and expansion project.
Guelph announced in a news release last week that Perini Management, an American contractor with a Canadian division, will be taking over management of the project.
In July the city notified the agent for the renovation project’s construction bond that it had placed the general contractor in default of contract. The bonding agent was responsible for appointing a new general contractor to manage the completion of the project, including addressing deficiencies.
“The city expects to bring a report on budget impacts to council later this year. The report will outline if any additional budget is needed, rationale for the increase, and suggestions for where the funds will come from.”
Officials met with Perini Management on-site last week and plans are underway to resume work on the renovation project.
According to the news release, Guelph staff will be working closely with Perini Management “to address deficiencies, revise the project schedule, complete remaining work and determine if there are any budget impacts. Perini and the City will be working diligently to reduce budget and schedule impacts.”
“The city expects to bring a report on budget impacts to Council later this year. The report will outline if any additional budget is needed, rationale for the increase, and suggestions for where the funds will come from,” the release said.