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Milestone goal for PR Residence project

Work on a new long-term care facility to replace the existing Prescott-Russell Residence could begin before the end of the year. The United Counties of Prescott-Russell, which owns and operates the Hawkesbury-based facility, received the latest status report from the consultant firm hired to oversee the project. — photo Gregg Chamberlain
Work on a new long-term care facility to replace the existing Prescott-Russell Residence could begin before the end of the year. The United Counties of Prescott-Russell, which owns and operates the Hawkesbury-based facility, received the latest status report from the consultant firm hired to oversee the project.
photo Gregg Chamberlain
The new Prescott-Russell Residence project is at a major marker on its development schedule.

“We have reached a significant milestone for the project,” said Andrew Rodrigues, spokesman for Colliers Project Leaders, the consultant firm contracted to oversee the project for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR).

Rodrigues reported on the status of the new PR Residence project during the May 13 committee of the whole teleconference session for UCRP council. He told the eight mayors that the UCPR’s new long-term residence project “continues to advance” and his company anticipates no problems with meeting the goal of having the facility finished and ready for occupancy by December 2022.

The project has now received its Class A cost design approval from the provincial government. Rodrigues noted the next step is the general contractor pre-qualification process and then issue a general tender call for construction bids on the project.

The goal now is to have a report to UCPR council by early August on the tender call results, and the final cost estimates for the project. Council can then decide on the winning bid and present the final proposed cost to the province for final approval.

“This is almost a tender-ready package,” said Rodrigues, adding that UCPR council now needs to get the loan application process started soon in anticipation of final approval from the ministry on the tender call results.

UCPR council will review and voted on the recommendations during an upcoming session.