September 30, 2021, Vancouver, BC – Concert Infrastructure, the lead investor and manager of Concert-Bird Partners, has signed a contract with the Government of Alberta to deliver five high schools in Alberta using a public private partnership (“P3”) delivery model, after having been selected as the Preferred Proponent on July 29, 2021.
The project entails the design, build, finance and maintenance of five Alberta high schools located in Leduc, Blackfalds, Langdon and two in Edmonton. Once construction is complete in 2024, the schools will accommodate nearly 7,000 students. The designs for the schools include sustainable considerations and energy conservation systems and methods that are intended to achieve LEED Silver Certification for each school.
“Concert is excited to continue its strong and collaborative relationship with the Government of Alberta and deliver these critically-needed schools to meet the demands of growing communities. We are extremely proud to continue Concert’s legacy as a community builder, building a people-first future through the delivery of critical public infrastructure,” said Derron Bain, Managing Director of Concert Infrastructure.
“Together with our primary partners, Bird Construction, Wright Construction and Ainsworth, we have a proven track record of success in the P3 market, particularly in the delivery of multi-site school projects in the province.”
The high schools will be owned and operated by their respective School Jurisdictions and delivered through the P3 model under a 30-year design-build-finance-maintain contract. The Concert-Bird Partners team will work closely in partnership with Alberta’s government, local communities, school boards, parents, and students during the delivery of the project. The project is a part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, to diversify the economy and create jobs.
Concert-Bird Partners was selected to deliver the five high schools after successfully completing a two-staged transparent procurement process. The successful consortium team includes the following companies within its integrated team:
- Concert Infrastructure Ltd.
- Bird Capital Limited Partnership
- Bird Design‐Build Construction Inc.
- Wright Construction Western Inc.
- BR2 Architecture
- Ainsworth Inc.
For further information, please refer to the Government of Alberta news release.
About Concert Infrastructure
Concert Infrastructure, an independent long-term investor, developer and manager, was established to partner with governments to deliver critical public infrastructure assets that support essential public services that strengthen the economic and social fabric of Canadian communities and the well-being of Canadians.
Concert Infrastructure is affiliated with Concert Properties, a diversified Canadian real estate corporation wholly-owned by union and management pension plans representing over 200,000 Canadians. Today, the Concert portfolio includes rentals, condominiums, seniors' active aging communities, industrial and commercial properties, and public infrastructure projects across Canada. Concert believes strong, sustainable communities are fundamental to the social well-being of all Canadians. Putting people first is at the heart of the Concert story.
See www.ConcertInfrastructure.com for more information.
Derron Bain, Managing Director
DBain@ConcertInfrastructure.com | 647-789-2066
Krystal Carter, Beattie Tartan on behalf of Concert
Krystal.Carter@beattiegroup.com | 647-271-2274