SASKATOON, SASK.—Strategic Prairie Region Alliance (SPRA) has been selected to design the Saskatoon Remand Centre project.
The Saskatoon-based based team was picked after completing a vendor competition. The winning team Includes aodbt Architecture, P3Architecture and START Architecture.
The design and engineering service portion of the project is expected to cost $5.8 million.
“The remand centre project will modernize our facilities and provide a safe environment for staff, inmates and the public,” said Christine Tell, minister of public safety, in a statement. “We are pleased to be working with Strategic Prairie Region Alliance on this facility.”
The province expects the build will generate roughly 600 construction jobs during the life of the project and result in 130 permanent positions at the completed facility.
“SPRA looks forward to helping government design a remand facility that will provide a respectful environment, promote wellness and ensure the safety of inmates, staff and the public,” SPRA project director Pat Kelly said. “SPRA is a 20-year joint venture of aodbt Architecture, P3Architecture and START Architecture.”
The new centre will create an additional 400 remand inmate spots at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. The province noted this will establish crucial flexibility to manage the inmate population, improving corrections’ ability to deliver rehabilitative programming.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be $120 million and is part of government’s $7.5-billion, two-year capital plan to generate economic activity.
The project slated to open by spring 2024.