Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse
- Project Type:
- DBFM - Design Build Finance Maintain
- Infrastructure Type:
- Contract Price:
- $379 million
- Estimated Value for Money:
- $47.6 million
About the Project
- The Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse project consolidated Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice services in one facility.
- Previously, the courts operated from three separate locations.
- An e-book documenting the history, design and construction of The Waterloo Region Courthouse can be found here.
Request for QualificationsJun 16, 2008
Short-list Bidders SelectedOct 29, 2008
Request for ProposalsJan 29, 2009
Winning Bidder SelectedMar 03, 2010
Construction BeginsMar 01, 2010
Construction EndsJan 15, 2013
Integrated Team Solutions (ITS) consortium: Fengate Capital Management/LPF Infrastructure Fund, EllisDon Corporation, NORR Limited/Aecom Services, SNC Lavalin Profac and CIT Group Securities Inc.
- Construction of a new, multi-storey building with space to accommodate 30 courtrooms.
- A three-storey glazed atrium that brings natural light deep into the building.
- Enhanced accommodation for interpretation, including one jury room permanently equipped for simultaneous interpretation and three portable interpretation booths.
Community And Green Benefits
- Bringing justice services together under one roof in a modern, accessible facility helps reduce delays in the court system and increases access to justice.
- Barrier-free design includes no courthouse steps, five barrier-free courtrooms, infrared hearing assistance and barrier-free witness stands, jury boxes and spectator positions in all courtrooms.
- The new facility attained Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold certification, which focuses on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse emissions.
- Capacity for expansion and internal flexibility to ensure maximum usefulness throughout its lifetime.
- A contemporary design that fits into the downtown context and provides a new civic plaza in the heart of downtown Kitchener.
- At the peak of construction, it is estimated that 250 workers were on site daily.
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- Request for Qualifications Issued - June 16, 2008
- Request for Proposals issued - Jan. 29, 2009
- Request for Proposals Closed - Aug. 4, 2009
- Preferred Proponent Selected - Jan. 18, 2010
- Financial Close - Mar. 3, 2010
- Construction work starts - June 22, 2010
- Substantial Completion - Feb. 22, 2013
- Features - Backgrounder
- Stone Story - Backgrounder