Construction completed for Ontario's courthouse

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Construction completed for Ontario's courthouse

The consortium Integrated Team Solution has finished construction of the Elgin County Courthouse, known as the St. Thomas Consolidated Courthouse, a new facility for improving justice services for local residents.

Elgin County is a county of the Canadian province of Ontario with a 2011 population of 49,556.

The new Courthouse has been developed on a design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) basis for a period of 30 years. The construction began in June 2011 after the signature of the contract and the financing on 15 June 2011. The project cost was estimated at CAD$249 million and the value throughout the life of the contract is CAD$328 million.

Integrated Team Solution, which was selected as the preferred bidder on 18 April 2011, is a consortium formed by:

Long term debt was financed though a private placement, bought entirely by Canada Life Assurance Company and Sun Life Assurance Company. Construction financing was provided by the National Bank of Canada.

The courthouse is located on Wellington Street on the site of the historic Elgin County Courthouse in ST. Thomas. The new courthouse consolidates the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice, which previously operated in separate locations. The three-storey building has eight courtrooms and three conference/settlement rooms.

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