Ministry of Government Services New Data Centre Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The Ministry of Government Services ("MGS") New Data Centre project is a vital part of the Government of Ontario's plan to ensure its technology systems are robust, reliable and responsive to current and future needs.

The New Data Centre is a 230,000 ft2, enterprise level, Tier IV highly redundant, and highly secure facility which is intended to support the information systems needs and requirements of the Government of Ontario. The primary objective of the facility is to improve overall data centre service quality, enabling the Ministry of Government Services to provide client-focused, integrated, accessible and cost-effective services.

"I am writing today to express my appreciation to both Plenary and PCL for the outstanding efforts of your two organizations to get the MGS New Data Centre built on-time and under-budget."

John McKendrick, Senior VP of Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario.

Construction of the facility was completed on time and within budget in March 2010, after a 23 month construction period. The facility is now operational and employs 60 people on a full-time basis, with a long-term plan to be fully operational with 150 employees.