Tender announced for addictions centre in Harbour Grace

Melissa Jenkins
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The Town of Harbour Grace is one step closer to the new addictions facility being constructed at the former St. Paul’s school on Lady Lake Road in the town.

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Anchorage Contracting out of Mount Pearl has been awarded the contract for the development of the facility, which will see the building transformed into an 18-bed addictions treatment centre.

The winning tender is for $4 million for renovating the building, which is currently the SPLASH centre, into a functional 25,000 square foot facility.

The company will be responsible for constructing the rooms, support areas, clinical and therapeutic spaces, as well as upgrades to the plumbing/electrical systems and HVAC.

Anchorage is a subsidiary of Moss Holdings Ltd. The Company also owns Newfoundland HVAC and Newfoundland Electrical.

The centre will house adults, both male and female, who need assistance with drug addictions in a long-term facility.

There will be 30 job positions available, including 20 clinical staff and 10 administrative.

A contract for developing the program that will be used at the facility was awarded in 2012 to Homewood Health Centre Inc. out of Guelph, Ontario for $1.7 million. That project was estimated to last two-and-a-half years, and is currently in progress.

The facility is one of four projects underway for mental health and addictions in the province.

Two youth facilities, one in Paradise and the other in Grand Falls-Windsor, are expected to open this year.

A project to replace the Waterford Hospital is also ongoing.

Completion of the Harbour Grace project is expected to be the end of 2015.

Organizations: Moss Holdings, Homewood Health Centre, Waterford Hospital

Geographic location: Anchorage, Mount Pearl, Guelph Ontario Paradise Grand Falls-Windsor

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