Abbotsford Law Courts

Plenary PCL Justice in final negotiations for Abbotsford law courts

Published 28 February 2018

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia announced today that Plenary PCL Justice has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Abbotsford law courts project, the province’s first new courthouse in 20 years.

Plenary PCL Justice includes:

  • Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. (Project Co lead and equity provider)
  • PCL Investment Canada Inc. (equity provider)
  • PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. (design-builder)
  • WZMH Architects (architect)
  • Smith + Andersen (IMIT consultant)
  • Johnson Controls Canada LP (service provider)

“Plenary is excited about the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General, alongside our partners PCL and Johnson Controls, to help improve access to judicial services in Abbotsford – one of B.C.’s fastest-growing regions,” said Brian Budden, President & CEO of Plenary.

Plenary PCL Justice has entered into final negotiations with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of Attorney General to deliver a new, 14-room law court facility that will include Provincial and Supreme courts and space for all necessary justice partners. Plenary PCL Justice met the required criteria of price, quality of design, ability to adapt to the needs of those using the facility, and the ability to meet energy efficiency targets.

This $150-million project is estimated to provide opportunities for more than 1,000 local workers and will also provide opportunities for registered apprentices to be on site, helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade workers in the province.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2018 with project completion anticipated in 2021.

Read the Province of British Columbia’s full news release here.


Stephanie Williamson

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
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+1 604 418 2722
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