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Project Details

Date of Completion: December 2022
Size: 4,320sf of re-purposed modular shelter
Configuration: 51 bed secure modular housing complex complete with washrooms, kitchen, and lounge/dining room, on site manager bedroom
Project Duration: 2.5 months

Women’s Homeless Shelter

After going through an RFP process for a temporary shelter solution in Barrie, Ontario, the County of Simcoe needed to come up with an alternate solution after all bidders were over budget. The County of Simcoe turned to 720 Modular for a proposed rapid and schedule driven solution. 720 proposed a repurposed industrial modular solution from Alberta that would meet the needs of housing 51 individuals prior to the end of the year. The client identified a temporary site for the shelter that would meet the needs of the community for the next two years. 720 engaged a local consultant team to assist the County with the necessary permitting requirements. With a great working relationship between the owner and 720, the preconstruction and permitting was completed after only 5 weeks. It was now the execution team’s turn to turnover the building in less than 4 weeks.

Working hand in hand with a local civil contractor, the modular installation team, and the transport contractor, the modules were trucked from Alberta to Barrie and installed on a prepared gravel pad. Due to the tight timeframes and the temporary nature of the building, the client elected to utilize diesel generators for power while extending existing water and sanitary services to the building once the modules were in place. All service connections, commissioning and occupancy inspections were successfully completed by the end of the year for the County to open its doors in January.

“720 was a pleasure to work with on our shelter project. Their knowledge and experience to quickly deliver and set up their repurposed commercial modular solution was an asset in compressed timelines to have a shelter ready for winter. 720 also values a collaborative approach to solve problems and removes any barriers to improve project delivery.”