The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded a contract valued at $6.1 million to Brook Construction to construct the new protective care extension of the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood.

The new extension will include 20 resident rooms, a lounge, a nursing station, and other ancillary spaces. All of these amenities will be in a 16,250 square-feet single-story facility attached to the existing health centre. Work will also include a wander garden, asphalt, grading and landscaping around the immediate extension.

Construction work is also underway on new 60-bed long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor. All three projects are estimated to create more than 343 person-years of employment during construction and generate $39 million in economic activity in the central region.

“This contract will lead to a modern and comfortable living environment for residents in the central region who need protective care. We’re happy to see construction starting on this project and the long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor and we are looking forward to seeing how Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will benefit from these construction jobs,” said Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works.

Construction will start later this summer and will be completed in late 2020.

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