Holy Cross Centre

August 28, 2013 18:14 ET

Holy Cross Centre Continues Flood-Damage Repairs

Different business resumption circumstances will exist for tenants, with some returning to the facility in September

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - The Holy Cross Centre continues making the necessary repairs to flood-damaged areas of its facility to allow some residents to return in September.

Other areas of the Holy Cross Centre will take some additional weeks to repair. Conversations between the owners, property managers Bentall Kennedy and Alberta Health Services have taken place weekly from the moment the flood impacted the facility, and had been focused on a successful resolution to an unfortunate situation.

"Obviously the flood created significant challenges for the Holy Cross Centre, our valued tenants and Holy Cross Centre ownership group, but we are in this together," said Don Fairgrieve-Park, Senior Vice President, Bentall Kennedy.

As one of the Calgary businesses hit hardest by the flood, the Holy Cross Centre has been working with their partners and tenants to resume business as usual quickly and safely, under difficult circumstances for all building stakeholders.

"We are surprised to think the province of Alberta would be so callous as to attempt to terminate leases - some signed less than six months ago," said Dale Couprie, Senior Manager, Enterprise Universal. "We are Albertans too. To have these punitive actions attempted is extremely upsetting and devastating to our business and future."

The Holy Cross Centre takes the safety and comfort of its tenants and patients extremely seriously and is working to ensure the healthy and safe return of all tenants to the facility.

"By ensuring the rebuilding process is done correctly and safely, we can return the patients affected by the flood to the facility specifically built to serve them," said Fairgrieve-Park. "We believe Alberta Health Services should allow the time required to enable us to make the repairs to give the patients the care they need in the long-term."

The Holy Cross Centre is appreciative of the support it has received from the staff and patients of the Alberta Health Care Clinics. "We are working hard for your return. Thank you for your support and patience," said Couprie.

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