ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Province of British Columbia announced on Feb. 27 that Plenary PCL Justice has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Abbotsford law courts project in Abbotsford, B.C.
The project is the province’s first new courthouse in 20 years and will cost $150 million. Plenary PCL Justice is in final negotiations with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General to deliver a 14-room law court facility, including provincial and Supreme courts.
Plenary PCL Justice includes the Plenary Group (Canada) as project co-lead and equity provider, along with PCL Investment Canada Inc., PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. as the design-builder, with WZMH Architects providing architecture. Smith + Andersen are the IMIT consultants and Johnson Controls Canada LP is a service provider.
“Plenary is excited about the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General, alongside our partners PCL and Johnson Controls, to help improve access to judicial services in Abbotsford – one of B.C.’s fastest-growing regions,” Plenary Group president and CEO Brian Budden said in a statement.
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2018 with project completion anticipated for 2021.