Report on Collingwood Terminals

Full Remediation and Repair to complete all of the recommended restoration work of the Collingwood Terminals over the next 5 years would cost between $8 million and $9.7 million dollars according to Will Teron, Director Heritage and Investigations, Tacoma Engineers.

Mr. Teron was presenting the findings of an in depth study into the status of the Town of Collingwood owned Terminals structure at the Monday June 25th regular meeting of Collingwood Council.

• Environmental Abatement: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
• Roof Replacement including exterior slab reinforcing: $3,000,000-$3,500,000
• Concrete Restoration and Coatings: $2,700,000-$3,000,000
• Window & Doors: $300,000-$500,000 Interior systems: $200,000-$300,000
• Foundation Waterproofing & Drainage: $300,000-$400,000

Option two presented to Council was to phase in remediation and repair.

It would require the same scope of work as full remediation and repair but extend the process over a longer time frame. The extent of work and associated costs would be greater than above given ongoing deterioration, extended schedules and inflation.

Option three dealt with abandoning the facility, not proceeding with any of the recommended repair work. This option would require the facility to be completely vacated. It was pointed out that many contracts are in place for communication towers on the structure, so option three might take a few years to play out meaning localized work would be required to provide a safe working environment.

$5 Million To Demolish the Collingwood Terminals

Option four would see the structure demolished. This would include complete demolition of the facility to grade level. In advance of the demolition, an environmental abatement would be required to remove hazardous materials. Budget (including environmental abatement): $5,000,000

The recommendation to council by the Tacoma Engineers was to proceed with Option 1, with the realization that municipal resources may require Option 2 to be selected.

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