Carillion wins £306m Toronto forensic centre

A Carillion joint venture, Carillion Secure Solutions, has been awarded the contract for the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex in Toronto. The project is expected to generate revenue of £306m for Carillion.

UK-based construction company Carillion has won a £306 million (€372 million; $457 million) public-private partnership (PPP) project to design, build, finance and maintain a Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex in Toronto.

Carillion will invest £11.8 million in equity in the project as well as arranging debt finance to meet the costs of construction.

With a concession period of 30 years, the construction for the project is expected to begin in August 2010 and will finish in 30 months.

Chief executive John McDonough said: “We are delighted to have achieved financial close on this prestigious project, which further reinforces our leading position in the PPP market for social infrastructure in Canada, where we have established a very strong track record.”

The complex will house Ontario’s Centre of Forensic Sciences and its office of the Chief Coroner in a single facility that will include forensic laboratories, offices, autopsy suites and two courtrooms for coroners’ inquests.

Carillion is a UK based support services and construction company with annual revenue of around £5 billion and operations around the world. It is also a provider of privately financed social infrastructure facilities in Canada.

In addition to this latest project, Carillion is currently building and financing Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Sault Area Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.