New fire station construction cost jumps by $3M: city report

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The cost to create a new Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service station is now expected to rise $3 million higher.

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The cost to create a new Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service station is now expected to rise $3 million higher.

A city report notes the estimated price to build the facility at 1083 Autumnwood Dr. will reach about $16.4 million, if council approves the overrun. The revised budget would be covered by external debt.

The station will replace current Stations 9 (Marion Street) and 15 (already at the Autumnwood site) with one consolidated facility. The existing Autumnwood fire hall and former Windsor Park Library on the same site will be demolished.

<p>JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES</p>
                                <p>Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Station 9 on Marion Street. </p>

JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Station 9 on Marion Street.

The report blames the cost hike on supply-chain disruptions and increased material prices, which the city believes are responsible for leading the lowest bid on the project to come in higher than expected.

The overrun occurred even though the original scope of the project was scaled back to control costs, the report says.

Joyanne Pursaga

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Born and raised in Winnipeg, Joyanne loves to tell the stories of this city, especially when politics is involved. Joyanne became the city hall reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press in early 2020.

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