Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

June 10, 2009 12:00 ET

Clive Beddoe to Chair Concept Development Committee for Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Proposed Expansion

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Calgary Convention Centre Authority Chair, Laurel Wood, announced that Clive Beddoe will Chair the newly formed Concept Development Committee for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Centre Proposed Expansion Facilities.

Successful negotiations have resulted in the contract signing between local Calgary firm Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM) and partner LMN Architects for Prime Consultant Services Expanded Convention Centre Facilities. The consultants will provide services to determine potential sites for expanded convention facilities, development of a Master Plan and building design.

The Concept Development Committee will monitor progress of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority's Phase One activities. The committee will be chaired by well-known Calgary businessman and WestJet founder, Clive Beddoe (click for Mr. Beddoe's bio). Committee membership will include members of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority's existing Development Committee, as well as the City of Calgary and Calgary Economic Development. The Concept Development Committee will provide advice and counsel to the Convention Centre Authority and Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM).

Timelines:

November 17, 2008

City Council provides funding in the amount of $156,000 to support a feasibility study

February 3, 2009

A request for proposal was issued for a Prime Consultant

March 10, 2009

The RFP closed and an independent Selection Committee reviewed and recommended a short list of firms

April 27, 2009

City Council provides remaining funding of $1.0 million for feasibility study

April 30, 2009

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre enters negotiations with successful proponent Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM) and partner LMN Architects.

June 5, 2009

Negotiations end and contract is signed.

June 10, 2009

Clive Beddoe agrees to Chair the Concept Development Committee

Contact Information

  • Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
    Heather Lundy
    Director of Marketing
    (403) 261-8514
    or
    Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM)
    Alan Collyer
    Principal
    (403) 245-5501
    or
    WestJet
    Robert Palmer
    Media Relations
    Toll Free: 1-888-954-6397