De­mo­li­tion of Ed­son and District Recre­ation Com­plex

The McLeod River Post - - News - Spe­cial to The Post

At last week’s reg­u­lar Town Coun­cil meet­ing, Ad­min­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended the suc­cess­ful bid­der of the re­quest for pro­posal (RFP) process to iden­tify a con­trac­tor for de­mo­li­tion of the Ed­son and District Recre­ation Com­plex.

Visco De­mo­li­tion Con­trac­tors Ltd. of Ed­mon­ton are the win­ning pro­po­nents. They achieved top marks for their sub­mis­sion and were deemed to be the con­trac­tor with the best over­all value and low­est price. Their quote for the project was $339,500 for to­tal haz­ardous ma­te­rial abate­ment, de­mo­li­tion and re­moval of the Ed­son and District Recre­ation Com­plex. Visco De­mo­li­tion Con­trac­tors Ltd. has just com­pleted the Ever­green School project in Ed­son.

Town Coun­cil sup­ported the rec­om­men­da­tion and pro­vided a $400,000-dol­lar bud­get to ad­dress any un­ex­pected cost over­runs. Town Coun­cil was pleased with the lower than an­tic­i­pated cost. Ini­tial es­ti­mates were in the $1-1.5 mil­lion-dol­lar range. Town Coun­cil was also im­pressed with Visco’s abil­ity to di­vert and re­cy­cle up to 100 per cent of the con­crete and metal.

It is an­tic­i­pated that the project will in­volve ap­prox­i­mately 38 days for haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als abate­ment, 17 days for struc­ture de­mo­li­tion and 5 days for back­fill and site clean-up. The project is ex­pected to com­mence in the next few weeks and will be com­pleted by March 31, 2019.

The de­ci­sion to move for­ward with this project is in keep­ing with Town Coun­cil’s Strate­gic Vi­sion of Build­ing and Strength­en­ing our Foun­da­tion and cre­at­ing a Vi­brant and Healthy Com­mu­nity. The de­mo­li­tion of the Ed­son and District Recre­ation Com­plex will al­low for the con­sol­i­da­tion of Town of Ed­son recre­ation ac­tiv­i­ties and re­lated re­sources in a new Ed­son Multi-Use Fa­cil­ity.

This new multi-use fa­cil­ity is in the early stages of plan­ning in part­ner­ship with Yel­low­head County. Stan­tec Ar­chi­tec­ture Ltd. of Ed­mon­ton has been awarded the RFP for the first phase of this new project. This will cover pre-de­sign and site se­lec­tion, geotech­ni­cal study in re­la­tion to the site, and con­cep­tual de­sign.

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