Ten­der for Har­bour Grace ad­dic­tions cen­tre $4 mil­lion

The Compass - - NEWS -

The Town of Har­bour Grace is one step closer to the new ad­dic­tions fa­cil­ity be­ing con­structed at the for­mer St. Paul’s school on Lady Lake Road in the town.

Anchorage Con­tract­ing out of Mount Pearl has been awarded the con­tract for the de­vel­op­ment of the fa­cil­ity, which will see the build­ing trans­formed into an 18-bed ad­dic­tions treat­ment cen­tre.

The win­ning ten­der is for $4 mil­lion for ren­o­vat­ing the build­ing, which is cur­rently the SPLASH cen­tre, into a func­tional 25,000 square foot fa­cil­ity.

The com­pany will be re­spon­si­ble for con­struct­ing the rooms, sup­port ar­eas, clin­i­cal and ther­a­peu­tic spa­ces, as well as up­grades to the plumb­ing/elec­tri­cal sys­tems and HVAC.

Anchorage is a sub­sidiary of Moss Hold­ings Ltd. The Com­pany also owns New­found­land HVAC and New­found­land Elec­tri­cal.

The cen­tre will house adults, both male and fe­male, who need as­sis­tance with drug ad­dic­tions in a long-term fa­cil­ity.

There will be 30 job po­si­tions avail­able, in­clud­ing 20 clin­i­cal staff and 10 ad­min­is­tra­tive.

A con­tract for de­vel­op­ing the pro­gram that will be used at the fa­cil­ity was awarded in 2012 to Home­wood Health Cen­tre Inc. out of Guelph, On­tario for $1.7 mil­lion. That project was es­ti­mated to last two-anda-half years, and is cur­rently in progress.

The fa­cil­ity is one of four projects un­der­way for men­tal health and ad­dic­tions in the prov­ince.

Two youth fa­cil­i­ties, one in Par­adise and the other in Grand Falls-Wind­sor, are ex­pected to open this year.

A project to re­place the Water­ford Hospi­tal is also on­go­ing.

Com­ple­tion of the Har­bour Grace project is ex­pected to be the end of 2015.

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