Surrey expands animal care project

Staff ask for another $2.5 million to build a centre for animals in Cloverdale

Phase two of the Surrey Animal Care Centre

The cost and scale of a new animal shelter in Cloverdale has gone up in price, partly due to a requirement to build roads to the new facility.

Surrey staff appeared before council Monday asking for an $2.5-million increase in the budget of the Surrey Animal Care Centre, bringing the total cost to $7.6 million.

The 17944 Colebrook Road facility was approved by council in its 2011 budget for $5.1 million.

“The original budget did not include funding for offsite servicing costs of approximately $1.2 million, including both the provision of an improved access road to the site as well as sanitary sewer and water service extensions that are necessary,” a staff report to council states.

In addition, staff are leaning toward a more automated facility that, while costing more initially, will mean less operating costs over time.

“Such an approach will result in lower overall life cycle costs for the City in relation to the building and the related operation,” staff wrote.

Consultants fees have expanded due to the larger scope of the project.

Architects fees for the project are estimated to be about $667,915 and will be provided by Chernoff  Thompson Architects.

The low bidder for construction of the facility was Double V Construction limited who will build it for $4.49 million, before tax.

The city is creating the shelter as it parts ways with the SPCA.

Surrey’s Animal Care Centre will focus on animal-control issues, such as dogs found roaming. The BCSPCA is also creating a new facility on a 5.5-acre parcel of land in Cloverdale that will deal purely with animal cruelty issues.

Both sites are expected to be up and running next year.

 

 

 

 

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