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A groundbreaking ceremony in Fort McMurray

Architectural renderings: Willow Square
Following our annual Leaders Magazine featuring Canada's Best in Construction, learn more about those who made our TOP 50. Pomerleau, Leader No. 18, has started the construction of its largest building project in Alberta to date. 

Pomerleau recently broke ground with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Mayor Don Scott and Northern Lights Regional Health Centre Senior Operating Officer Murray Crawford on the Willow Square Continuing Care Centre project in Fort McMurray, Alberta. This project reiterates Pomerleau's plan to further strengthen its position within the construction industry across Canada.

"We are pleased to be design-builder for the long-awaited Willow Square Continuing Care Centre in Fort McMurray, our largest building project in Alberta to date. Pomerleau is excited to bring our collaborative approach to the region and to be growing its national presence. Our company is dedicated to transforming our clients' visions into reality and becoming a trusted partner in the process." - Francis Pomerleau, President - Canadian Building Operations, Pomerleau

Pomerleau, alongside S2 Architecture, have designed a $110-million centre that will offer various levels of supportive living, long-term care and palliative care. Willow Square will provide maximum support to residents through a family-oriented concept that includes a playground and inter-generational park and thereby creating a strong connection to the local community.

“From fighting for pipelines to investing in continuing care centres like Willow Square, we are on the side of the working people of Fort McMurray. This community contributes greatly to the prosperity of Canadians from coast to coast. We’re going to be here to make sure this community has the schools, hospitals and care centres people need to live good lives, and we are going to keep fighting to get a new Canadian pipeline built.” - Rachel Notley, Premier

“For so many years, the Willow Square Continuing Care Centre was a dream. Today, as shovels go in the ground, seniors and residents of all ages know that the day will soon come when they can choose to retire and age here in Wood Buffalo.” -Don Scott, Mayor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

The Willow Square Continuing Care Centre is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020.

Credits: Government of Alberta and Premier of Alberta via Flickr.

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