Saskatchewan Joint Use School Projects (SJUSP)

The Joint Use Mutual Partnership (JUMP) is a consortium led by Concert Infrastructure, Bird-Wright Joint Venture, and Johnson Controls, in partnership with SaskBuilds. The team is dedicated to working with the province to deliver the 18 schools on 9 sites in Saskatchewan by 2017. JUMP has been selected as the P3 team that will deliver new elementary schools to Saskatoon and area by September 2017.  Six new joint-use schools will be located in Saskatoon in the Evergreen, Hampton Village, Rosewood and Stonebridge neighbourhoods, as well as the communities of Martensville and Warman.  Together with  three new joint-use schools coming to Regina, this represents the largest new schools project in Saskatchewan’s history.


The schools will accommodate almost 8,000 students in the Saskatoon region from pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 at full design capacity.  Each joint-use school will also contain a 90-space child care centre as well as community space.  Joint-use schools are co-located so that they share a roof and spaces such as gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, community resource centres, and child care spaces.



Smiling Creek Elementary School

Slated to open in September 2018, this new school is based on the design of Lynn Fripps and Richard Bulpitt elementary schools.  Once built the school will welcome 430 students in 19 classrooms. There will also be an enhanced gym, multi-purpose room with kitchen and exterior washrooms for users of the adjacent park.

Belmont Secondary School

Belmont Secondary, situated between Glen and Langford Lake is due to open in September 2015. Belmont is being built for 1,200 students and features one large gymnasium that can be split into two full-sized playing courts, a neighbourhood learning centre for day care and post-secondary classrooms, seven science labs and one multipurpose lab, and a theatre with seating for 300 people. Belmont is targeting LEED Gold certification. Yellowridge Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract for the $53.9 million dollar school in June 2013.

École Secondaire Oak Bay High School – Measurement & Verification

In October, 2011 plans were announced to replace the existing school with a new $50 million facility to accommodate up to 1,300 students, including 100 international students, as well as a Neighbourhood Learning Centre. The existing 1957-era gymnasium will be converted into a performing arts theatre with support space for both school and community use. Construction began in the summer of 2013. The new building was completed for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.  The site work and removal of the old buildings is expected to be completed by 2016.  As of September 2015, the entire school has been finished, except for the artificial turf soccer field, and the new rugby pitch.

Alberni District Secondary School

This Port Alberni secondary school opened in September 2012.  The new 2-story building is an attractive, well-designed school with public access to its facilities, creating community pride with efficient and sensitive site utilization. It is complementary to neighbouring buildings and landscapes, and a place for students to think, learn and grow. The community space, at the heart of the school is a multi-purpose space filled with natural light, an athletic facility that promotes competition and sportsmanship, and a theatre uniting the community in gatherings and events.


Sustainability highlights in the new building include geothermal exchange for heating; a comprehensive lighting strategy utilizing photo sensors and motion sensors to maximize natural daylight and minimize the use of electricity; xeriscaping to eliminate the need for water use for landscaping; and restoration of existing wetlands / creation of a natural wetland to clean and manage rain water on site.


Kane Consulting provided LEED® consulting services for the project working with the design and construction team to achieve a high level of sustainability.

Yorkson Creek Middle School


Yorkson Creek Middle School was developed with the Langley School District educational steering team. A combination of Mt. Slesse Middle School and Abbotsford Middle School, the team managed to design, execute working drawings and tender in 4 months. The project opened for school September 2014. Yorkson Creek Middle has a 750-student capacity for students in grades 6, 7 and 8.   The school serves the Willoughby area and serves as a transition school for R.C. Garnett Elementary, Langley Meadows Elementary, Willoughby Elementary, Lynn Fripps Elementary, and the new South East Yorkson area elementary. 
Yorkson Creek Middle School in Langley, B.C. has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). We would like to congratulate School District #35 – Langley and the rest of the design and construction team on this accomplishment.

Richard Bulpitt Elementary

This new elementary school in the South East Yorkson area of Langley is named Richard Bulpitt Elementary in honour of the District’s beloved past Superintendent.  The school has been awarded LEED Gold Certification.




Lynn Fripps Elementary

The Langley project accommodates up to 510 students from kindergarten to Grade 7 and is also home to a Neighbourhood Learning Centre, which provides space for community uses and tenants. The facility will use as much B.C. wood as possible and has attained LEED Gold certification.

Willowgrove / Holy Family Elementary

A unique model, the schools share land which will accommodate instructional space for both public and catholic students and house a joint-use child care centre. Moreover, the schools will offer space to be used as a public civic facility. It will house 1100 elementary students between two schools, a plethora of community programs, and a daycare for 50 youngsters.

Woodward Hill Elementary

Woodward Hill Elementary is the Surrey’s first school built to LEED® Gold standards. Features include geothermal heating, rubber flooring and skylights in every classroom and an organic waste management compost system. A new environmental curriculum was created by the teachers to help students increase students’ environmental awareness.