Architects hired for MURC and new Civic Centre

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The Town of Georgina is moving forward with the next phase of two major projects – the Multi-use Recreation Complex (MURC) and the new Civic Centre – by hiring architects to design the buildings. Council approved the award of contracts to Perkins+Will and IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc. to provide a full range of architectural and engineering team services for the design and delivery of both facilities.

“This is a big step forward for these two important projects in the Town of Georgina,” said Mayor Margaret Quirk. “Both the MURC and new Civic Centre are being built to meet the current and future needs of our growing Town. I am excited to see how the architects will work with our community to design these two facilities and I encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming public engagement opportunities.”

Perkins+Will Corp. has been awarded the contract to design the MURC. The company has successfully designed many library and community centre combined facilities throughout Canada, including the Aaniin Community Centre and Library in Markham, the Cassie Campbell Community Centre in Brampton and the Magna Centre Multiplex in Newmarket.

IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc. has been awarded the contract to design the Civic Centre. The company has designed many municipal civic centre facilities throughout Canada, including the Visitor Welcome Centre Phase 1 in Ottawa, Kenaidan Contracting lnc. Headquarters Administration Office Building in Aurora and the Civic Public Space – CN Tower Plaza, Roundhouse Park in Toronto.

Public engagement sessions will begin later this month and continue throughout the summer. Visit georgina.ca/BuildingGeorgina for dates, times and locations as they become available.

This phase does not initiate any construction activity but is a necessary step required for the eventual construction process. Design development for both projects is expected to take place in the fall of 2019. Tender-ready construction documents are anticipated to be finalized in the spring of 2020.

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