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South West Detention Centre

Project Type:
DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Price:
$247 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$14.3 million

About the Project

  • The South West Detention Centre is located in Windsor, Ontario.


  • Request for Qualifications
    Aug 06, 2009
  • Short-list Bidders Selected
    Dec 18, 2009
  • Request for Proposals
    Mar 04, 2010
  • Winning Bidder Selected
    Apr 11, 2011
  • Construction Begins
    Apr 11, 2011
  • Construction Ends
    Aug 30, 2013

Latest News

Winning Bidder

The Forum Social Infrastructure team includes: Developer: Forum Equity Partners Inc.; Construction: Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.; Design:Norr Limited;Facilities Management: Johnson Controls Inc.; Financial Advisor: Brookfield Financial 


  • This new facility was part of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services strategy to address health and safety issues and inefficiencies of design, technology and space by replacing older facilities.
  • Older facilities did not meet operational requirements and were experiencing significant and growing remand pressures.
  • the new facility offers maximum security
  • capacity is for both 315 male and female inmates
  • includes general population, infirmary and special purpose beds

Community And Green Benefits

  • The facility achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.  
  • LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.  
  • Highlights include:
    • More than 75 per cent of site construction waste was diverted from landfill
    • Low-emitting volatile organic compound materials were used for adhesives, paints, carpet and sealants
    • Landscaping with native, drought-resistant species reduce outdoor water use by 50 per cent or more
    • Reduced indoor water use by more than 20 per cent
    • Space for secure bicycle storage, shower facilities for staff
    • Minimizing solar heat gain through a PVC roof to reduce the heat island effect

Economic Benefits

  • At the peak of construction more than 150 workers were on site. Labour and materials for the project were drawn largely from Windsor and the surrounding communities.
  • Forum Social Infrastructure plans for partnering with local companies were negotiated into the project agreement. Local prime team members include J.M.R. Electric Ltd. and Johnson Controls Inc.

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