Province looking for quotes on EVL deconstruction
- Published on Thursday, October 18, 2012
By: Kate Jackman-Atkinson
By next month, deconstruction on Neepawa’s East View Lodge building could be underway.
Oct. 19 is the deadline for the ministry of Health, through the Western Regional Health Authority, to receive requests for proposals for a consultant to manage the deconstruction and site restoration of the former care home property.
The request for qualifications was released on Oct. 9. On Monday, potential project consultants were on site to go through the building and talk to representatives from Manitoba Health and the RHA.
Neepawa Economic Development office Rick Donaldson said that the RHA is hoping to have the consultant start work in November. While the deconstruction is expected to officially start next month, Donaldson said, “I don’t think we’ll see anything dramatic until after Christmas.”
Because of all of the contaminants in the site, the deconstruction is expected to be a big job.
Donaldson explained that RHA did a risk assessment of the building and issued a 73 page report outlining dangerous materials. He explained, “With so many contaminants, [cleaning up] East View Lodge will be a bigger project than [cleaning up] the CN property.”
The project is also expected to take some time because it will involve recycling much of the material from the building.