Biggest construction project starts in B.C. in 2016

Ranked by estimated cost of project

Published April 11, 2017. Sources: B.C. provincial government's Major Projects Inventory and BIV research

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Rank '17Project name/municipality/websiteProject typeDescriptionDeveloperStart dateCompletion dateEstimated cost
1 Brucejack Gold Project, Iskut
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Mining Underground gold mine expected to produce 7.3 million ounces of gold over an 18-year lifespan Pretium Resources Inc Early 2016 Summer 2017 811,000,000
2 Tower Gas Plant, Fort St John
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Oil and gas extraction 200-million-cubic-feet-per-day gas processing plant located in the Montney region will tie into Nova Gas transmission lines Veresen Midstream Early 2016 Late 2017 715,000,000
3 Burrard Place Mixed-Use Development, Vancouver
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Mixed-use: residential/commercial/retail/industrial Development at Hornby and Drake streets of 775,000 square feet will include 23 city lots. Reliance Properties owns 14 lots; the site will include two residential towers (36 and 54 storeys). A third, 13-storey tower with 235,000 square feet of office space will include a Toyota dealership to occupy the first three floors and five floors below grade. One Burrard Place with 394 units is under construction Reliance Properties Ltd/Jim Pattison Developments Ltd Fall 2016 2019 500,000,000
4 Penticton Hospital Redevelopment, Penticton
Health care Plan to redevelop Penticton Hospital includes a 26,700 square-metre patient-care tower expansion Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District/South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation Jun-16 2021 312,000,000
5 Narrow Inlet Hydro Project, Sechelt
bluearthrenewables.com/portfolio/narrows-inlet-hydro-project
Utilities 33-megawatt energy initiative of three hydroelectric projects, located on Chickwat Creek and Upper and Lower Ramona creeks; project includes interconnecting transmission lines that will also connect to the B.C. transmission power line BluEarth Renewables Inc May-16 Nov-17 210,000,000

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