LSIB put out tender for new administration building

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band is excited to announce the upcoming tender of their 18,000 square foot Health/ Administration Building.

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band is excited to announce the upcoming tender of their 18,000 square foot Health/ Administration Building.

The multi-purpose building will consist of a Health Centre, administration offices and a gymnasium. The Health Centre will be a significant upgrade in terms of equipped space to offer the LSIB community members medical and social services. On the second floor, the LSIB Administration will house their education, housing, lands, natural resource and administration departments. Chief and council have  decided that this is the opportune time for the community to finally have a recreation facility and have included a new full-size gymnasium to be constructed as part of this project.

The selection of this site has been a long process for the community. The initial concept for a community core development in the area was formulated in 1999 through the LSIB Physical Development Plan. The site was again flagged in 2003 in the community’s Comprehensive Plan. Finally, LSIB committed to the site for development in 2011 after rigorous site reconnaissance.

LSIB’s Chief Rob Edwards recounts that the area is a recorded gathering or meeting place for the Similkameen people and is a fitting location for the band’s new development.

The project is estimated to cost in the order of $8 million and is being funded jointly through Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Health Canada and AANDC.

For bidding enquiries please contact David Nairne and Associates.