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Bird, AtkinsRéalis joint venture awarded East Harbour Transit Hub contract

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Bird, AtkinsRéalis joint venture awarded East Harbour Transit Hub contract
METROLINX — The new East Harbour Transit Hub.

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Bird Construction Inc.’s joint venture with AtkinsRéalis, Rail Connect Partners, recently entered into an alliance development agreement to deliver the East Harbour Transit Hub in Toronto, working in collaboration with Metrolinx.

The project is part of Toronto’s SmartTrack Stations Program and is one of the first major projects in Canada to be procured using an alliance model. The model has been used internationally to plan and deliver large, complex infrastructure programs, driving innovation and collaboration between parties, states a release. It is meant to be better equipped to manage risk with greater transparency and co-operative decision-making.

The alliance development agreement marks a collaborative phase where the focus is on optimizing the design solution, developing detailed resource, cost, and schedule estimates, preparing a project proposal, finalizing the project alliance agreement and performing early works, adds the release.

“This significant award advances our strategic priority to grow our infrastructure portfolio while maintaining our disciplined pursuit of projects with appropriate risk profiles,” said Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird, in a statement. “We are proud to play a key role in this project where we can leverage Bird’s extensive collaborative contracting experience along with our comprehensive self-perform capabilities including the specialized services of Dagmar, acquired in 2021.”

As part of the SmartTrack Stations program, the East Harbour Transit Hub will be an interchange station in the Riverdale neighbourhood, immediately east of the Don Valley Parkway and south of Eastern Avenue, Metrolinx states.

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