Pomerleau poised to land massive Lansdowne construction contracts

Contracts worth approximately $136 million are being drawn up between the consortium redeveloping Lansdowne Park and general contractor Pomerleau to rebuild the park’s stadium and construct a parking garage.

Pomerleau was selected from a pool of three pre-qualified bidders including PCL Constructors and EllisDon.

The local company will be paid $74.9 million for the construction of the stadium, according to a report submitted by deputy city manager Nancy Schepers that will be put to the city’s finance and economic development committee on Oct. 2.

Additionally, a guaranteed maximum price contract for $61 million will be awarded to Pomerleau to build a one-level underground parking garage with 1,370 parking spaces. The city will pay $43 million of this cost.

That means the contract will be worth around $135.9 million.

A representative from Pomerleau said that the contract has not been finalized, and the company deferred media requests to the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, which is funding the project alongside the city.

OSEG and the City of Ottawa were not immediately available for comment or to confirm the total value of the Pomerleau contract.

The estimated cost of the stadium, parking garage and site-servicing work was estimated at $129.3 million in a city release this May.

It makes up the lion’s share of the city’s total capital cost which also includes costs associated with residential and office air rights, site management and other soft costs, for a grand total of $155.4 million.

But that value needs to be raised by $12 million, according to the deputy city manager’s report. The $12 million increase, bringing the total cost to $167.4, will involve an additional $3.3 million for the stadium, $5.6 million for the parking garage and $3.1 million for site servicing.

In May, EllisDon was awarded a separate contract for preliminary work on the park, including the foundation for the relocation of the Horticulture Building, demolition of the Coliseum building, tree removal, as well as excavation and remediation of contaminated soils. That contract is worth $7.5 million according to city documents, and is expected to be completed by November.

A second contract, valued at $6.5 million, was awarded to CDS Building Movers to relocate the Horticulture Building, set it up for re-use, and relocate artwork and memorials from the site.