Facelift coming from exterior of LGCC

By Jessica Dempsey

May 16, 2018 3:26 PM

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The Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre (LGCC) looks to be getting some renovations done on its exterior.
At Monday’s city council meeting Bexson Construction was awarded the project for $372,795 excluding GST and a contingency allowance up to $5,205. 
“It’s 40 years old I understand and is in need of some updates,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.
The LGCC is a city-owned property and recreational centre and was identified by the community development department as a priority for the 2017/18 capital project.
“The important part of any building in this city is maintaining the building and ensuring the building is maintained for the longevity as we can give it,” said Aalbers.
As part of the project, the cedar siding will be replaced with a mixture of steel cladding and stucco to improve appearance and insulation value.
“I think this is a very added feature to the building, it will update it, certainly it’s been painted over a number of times but I think this will give it an opportunity of a fresher and brighter look,” explained Aalbers.
In October 2017, the construction work was tendered and two bids were received, however, both were higher than originally budgeted for.
Both companies were offered the opportunity to resubmit pricing on a revised scope of work and design, which included changing the type of exterior siding used in some locations and painting the rough cylinder blocks instead of re-siding with stucco.
Only Bexson Construction resubmitted a proposal.
“It’s great that a local company that employs local employees and is based in Lloyd got a chance to do the job,” said Aalbers.
The construction is expected to start late summer or early fall, depending on supplies.

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