B2L Partnership (Build to Learn)
On January 30, 2008, the Government of Alberta announced an Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement (ASAP) Phase II project. The project includes the construction of two bundles of schools: four design-build high schools for the communities of Calgary, Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove; and 10 K-4, K-5, Grades 5-9 and K-9 schools constructed under a public-private partnership (P3) arrangement for the communities of Calgary, Edmonton, Langdon and Okotoks. This capital infrastructure project aligns with Premier Ed Stelmach’s government priority and the Minister of Education’s goal to provide schools to meet the needs of a growing economy and population.
The Alberta government awarded the ASAP II P3 project to B2L Partnership (B2L stands for Build to Learn) on April 15, 2010. The project includes the design, build, finance and 30 year maintenance of the new schools, which are scheduled to be open for students in September 2012.