Partnerships BC and the Ministry of Advanced Education have issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) to the three proponents to prepare and submit detailed proposals to design, build, finance and maintain a new campus for the Emily Carr University in British Columbia. The new campus will accommodate more than 1,800 students.
The capital cost of the project is budgeted at up to CAD$134 million (US$126 million), including a provincial investment of up to CAD$113 million (US$106 million), with the remainder to be raised through a capital campaign by the university.
Construction on the project is due to start in the fall of 2014 and the new campus is expected to be complete in 2016.
Three teams were shortlisted:
• Balfour Beatty Investments, a division of Balfour Beatty Group Canada Inc.• Gracorp Capital Advisors Ltd.• Connor Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP• Graham Design Builders LP• Balfour Beatty Construction• B+H Architects Inc.• Zeidler Partnership Architects
The RFP process is scheduled to run until September 2014 and is a multi-stage process that requires the proponents to put forward comprehensive technical and financial submissions detailing how their proposals will meet the project's criteria.
The project site is located at the Great Northern Way Campus, located at Great Northern Way and East 1st Ave. in Vancouver. The site of the new Emily Carr facility comprises three acres west of the new Centre for Digital Media.