Thursday, September 19, 2019

New Windsor city hall construction on schedule and on budget

Windsor city hall construction

As reported in the Windsor Star, construction of Windsor’s new $43.9-million city hall is on budget and on schedule for occupancy in May 2018, city engineer Mark Winterton said Tuesday.

“Everything is going very well for an extremely complicated project,” said Winterton, who said the project, which started a year ago, is starting to look like a building.

The construction tender to Oscar Construction was for $29.7 million. So far, the concrete work, metal work  and earth work is nearly complete. Soon the building will be closed in and work will begin on all the interior components, Winterton said.

Staff have been very reluctant to allow for any extra costs on the project, he said, because the cost for demolition of the old city hall — located directly north — is still not tendered, yet it’s included in the total $43.9-million price. They want to make sure there’s still money left for the demolition once the new building is finished.

“There’s not a lot of bells and whistles on this project,” Winterton said. “Things that need to get done get done, but things that are the nice-to-haves we’ve been very diligent deferring.”

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