- 2015 Federal Election
Surrey jail reno gets underway
Cement is now being poured for Surrey's new expanded corrections centre.
B.C. Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond said the 216-cell expansion at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre will be complete, on time and on budget, in 2013, and it will be the largest corrections centre in the province.
The $90-million expansion will create between 200 and 250 jobs during construction and will provide 130 new corrections positions upon completion.
During a stop at the construction site Thursday morning, Bond said that new state-of-the-art security systems mean the facility will provide a safer operating environment for both staff and inmates.
In addition, the project is expected to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification – the highest level of sustainability ever for a B.C. correctional facility.