Two New Fourplexes to be Built this Summer in Kuujjuaq
Isuarsivik’s Development Plan includes a recovery centre with 22 inpatient units, three fourplexes to lodge staff as well as a new road. The new recovery centre is still under construction, but the road and the first fourplex were built back in 2019 by Kautaq Construction and have been of great used since then.
Until recently, the construction of the remaining 2 fourplexes of this major project had not yet been confirmed…
Following the cancellation of the construction season in 2020 and the economic and societal uncertainties linked to the pandemic, the Council of Project Partners (CPP) preferred to play safe. They decided to delay the tender process for the 8-housing unit construction to revaluate the feasibility of the project after a year of construction of the main facility.
Meanwhile, the construction of the main facility resumed in the spring of 2021 and the project respected the construction schedule. During this critical time, Isuarsivik managed to secure additional funds from the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation to face the cost increase linked to the pandemic.
In late 2021, the CPP confirmed the overall budget and decided to launch the tender process for the remaining 8 housing units in January 2022.
In February 2022, Kautaq Construction Inc. was awarded the contract. The construction work is scheduled to start with the arrival of the first sealift in Kuujjuaq in July 2022 and should be completed by January 2023.
The 2 new fourplexes will be conveniently located in the Nuvuuk Bay area at a walking distance from the new Centre. The two buildings will be bigger than the one built in 2019, with larger lodging units for our staff and their loved ones.