Joint-Use Schools Project

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Wright Construction

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Education

Project Value: $635 million

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: $635 million

Province: Saskatchewan

City / Region: Martensville, Regina, Saskatoon, and Warman

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2017

The Government of Saskatchewan is using the P3 model to build 18 new elementary schools on nine joint-use sites, which will include 810 new childcare spaces as well as new community space. These publicly owned schools are being built to accommodate the unprecedented growth taking place in these communities. Construction will be complete before summer 2017.

Project Owner: Government of Saskatchewan

Engineer: WSP (civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering consulting services to JUMP)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Joint Use Mutual Partnership— Concert Infrastructure Ltd. and Bird Capital Limited Partnerships (equity providers); Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. (construction); Wright Construction Western Inc. (construction); GEC Architecture (design); Kindrachuck Agrey Architecture (design); Johnson Controls (service provider)

Other Key Players: Aon (risk/insurance advisor to authority); BTY Group (independent certifier); Ernst & Young (advising team); INTECH Risk Management (insurance advisor); KPMG (procurement and financial advisor); Mott MacDonald (lenders’ technical advisor); SaskBuilds; Brookfield Financial (advisor and debt arranger)

Financiers and Banks: Concert Infrastructure and Bird Capital Limited Partnership

Legal: Aird & Berlis (advised gvt.); Blake, Cassels & Graydon (counsel to P3 team); Gowling WLG (counsel to Johnson Controls)

2017 Rank: 72

2016 Rank: 73