The Plenary Justice team includes:
The project involves the design, build, partially finance and provide facilities management services for the new centre. The signing of a fixed-price, performance-based project agreement is expected by early 2014. Construction is expected to commence immediately afterwards, with the new OCC ready to open in the south Okanagan by 2016.
Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, stated:
Once completed, the new Okanagan Correctional Centre will more than double corrections capacity in B.C.'s interior, further enhancing public safety for communities, correctional staff and inmates throughout the province. The selection of Plenary Justice for this $200 million investment brings us a significant step closer to creating 1,000 direct and indirect construction jobs.
The 378-cell, high-security facility is the centrepiece of BC Corrections' second-phase capital expansion plan, and follows the $185-million first phase - the largest capital expansion in BC Corrections' history.