TORONTO— Children First Consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Grandview Children’s Centre Redevelopment project in Ajax, Ont.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Grandview Kids selected Children First Consortium following a request for proposals process that began in May 2021.

The consortium team includes applicant lead Amico Design Build Inc., Sacyr Construction S.A; design team Parkin Architects, H.H. Angus and Associated Limited; construction team Amico Design Build Inc., Sacyr Construction S.A; and financial adviser Stonebridge Financial Corporation.

The new building is expected reduce wait times, make services easier to access and improve the range of rehabilitation services for children and youth with special needs in the Durham region and surrounding areas. Once complete, Grandview Kids will consolidate its existing main site in Oshawa and multiple satellite locations into the new purpose-built facility.

IO and Grandview Kids will work with Children First Consortium to finalize contract details. The project is expected to reach financial close in the coming weeks, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set, indicates a release, adding the contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close and construction is scheduled to begin shortly thereafter.

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