The 312,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, high-security facility includes 11 living units and 378 cells, making it the centerpiece of the capital expansion project for BC Corrections. The new center significantly increases corrections capacity and enhances safety for correctional staff, inmates and surrounding communities.
Our team brought in-depth correctional facility expertise and worked collaboratively with all partners to successfully deliver the province’s first P3/design-build project constructed on Indigenous lands. The project’s location posed unique challenges during design and permitting. Developing a strong relationship with the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) allowed us to work together to create win-win solutions for all. As part of this partnership we hired OIB members to work on the project, attended OIB social functions and welcomed Chief Clarence Louie regularly for site visits.
Not only is the Correctional Centre a state-of-the-art facility when it comes to safety and security, but also boasts an equestrian center, greenhouse, metalwork shop and woodwork shop. These programs are a key part in rehabilitating inmates back into society.