Toronto, Ontario – May 20, 2009: Aecon Group Inc. (“Aecon”) (TSX:ARE) announced today its Buildings Division has secured a Construction Management contract to complete the interior of Corus Entertainment’s new office building and broadcast centre located on Toronto’s waterfront.
Aecon Buildings is currently completing a $100 million construction contract with the Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO) for construction of the base building.
The 560,000 square-foot structure includes a 75,000 square feet underground parking garage and is being built to LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards, marking yet another Aecon project to achieve LEED® certification. The building incorporates such sustainable initiatives as a green roof, low-emitting materials, and rainwater reuse.
A major attraction of the new building is the multi-storey, glazed atrium which bisects the building and faces the waterfront. It features an impressive living bio-filter wall designed to improve the standard of indoor air quality and act as a large-scale focal point.
The new contract will see Aecon Buildings serving as Construction Manager in the completion of the building’s interior which includes space for 1200 Corus employees, radio and television studios, a ground-floor restaurant and retail space.
Aecon first initiated the Preconstruction phase for the Corus interior project in January 2009.
“The awarding of this contract reflects Aecon Buildings’ growing reputation for expertise in managing large scale, fit-out projects,” said Frank Ross, President, Aecon Buildings. “It is especially significant to be working with Corus on a ‘green’ project that will contribute to the local economy.”
Aecon Group Inc. is Canada’s largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the 10 Best Employers in Canada as published by Report on Business Magazine, as well as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada as published in Maclean’s Magazine.