CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING NEWS (update by every month)
Morinville town hall reno costs rise to $4.2 million
Morinville’s new town hall will be $665,000 over budget, council learned this week, and the town has little choice but to foot the bill.
Town council received a report on the ongoing renovations to St. Germain Place (formerly Plaza) this week. The project, which was meant to fix up the town’s library and administration building, is months behind schedule and thousands of dollars over budget.
As recently as Jan. 24, council had been told that the renovations were on schedule and within their $3.5 million budget. But on Feb. 29 project managers ONPA Architects and Synergy Projects Ltd. told council that they were over budget and wouldn’t be finished until May 15 – about three-and-a-half months later than the original Dec. 31 deadline.