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CALGARY, ALBERTA – Oct. 7, 2013 – ATCO Sustainable Communities announced today that it has signed a contract with the town of Nain, NL to design and construct a new community centre. Nain is the northernmost town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and is represented by the Nunatsiavut Government, a regional Inuit government within the province.
The 15,000 sq. ft. community centre will be a gathering place for the town and features an elders room, library, youth centre, fitness room and gymnasium. The gymnasium will be used for a variety of sports activities and can also serve as an emergency shelter if needed.
“We are pleased with the collaborative spirit that went into developing a design that reflects the community’s needs as well as meeting the budget requirements,” said Boris Rassin, President, ATCO Sustainable Communities. “Our main challenge will be getting all of the prefabricated modules to the site and assembled before the winter freeze sets in. However, ATCO has had good results working in remote northern locations dating back to 1947.”
This project now establishes ATCO Sustainable Communities facilities for Aboriginal communities on Canada’s east and west coasts as well as the north.
“Together the Nain Leadership & Community along with ATCO Sustainable Communities developed a strong team and working relationship ensuring that the needs of the community were met by the proposed facility,” said Tony Andersen, AngajukKâk (Mayor) of Nain. “ATCO’s ability to design and provide a working solution within budget and in an unexpected timeframe will allow the Nain community to enjoy the facility in the summer of 2014.”
ATCO Sustainable Communities combines ATCO’s modern construction technologies with its long history of forming successful Aboriginal partnerships to build facilities that reflect a community’s cultural values while offering shorter timelines and reduced costs. By offering a turnkey solution, the company can economically design and build any facility a community may need, ranging from offices, schools and daycare centres to residential housing, hockey arenas and gas stations.
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