BRANTFORD, ON – The City of Brantford has released its April 2019 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $8.852 million for 99 permits issued. The construction value attained in April 2019 is above that attained in April 2018 and the number of permits issued has also increased in comparison to last year. Increases were seen in the Multiple Residential (New), Institutional & Government and Industrial Sectors.
The largest increase occurred in the Multiple Residential (New) sector where a total of three building permits were issued for new multiple residential dwellings with a construction value of $3.587 million. The largest valued permit was issued in the Institutional & Government sector to the Brantford General Hospital, to install mechanical equipment as part of an energy infrastructure renewal project, which had a construction value of $0.727 million.
Other noteworthy building permits issued in April include, a permit for interior alterations to the former Sears store located at 84 Lynden Road, to create five new retail units, which had a construction value of $0.950 million. A permit was issued to Wilfrid Laurier University for interior alterations to the third floor at 1 Market Street, which had a construction value of $0.731 million.
The year-to-date construction value of $52.359 million is above last year’s total of $32.112 million. This year, a total of 362 building permits have been issued, which is an increase from the 277 permits issued in 2018 over the same time period.
- A total of 99 building permits were issued in April 2019, with a total construction value of $8.852 million.
- The largest permit in terms of construction value was issued to Empire Communities Ltd., for the construction of a six-unit street townhouse on Munro Circle, which had a construction value of $1.296 million.
- A total of two building permits were issued for new single detached dwellings, which had a construction value of $0.471 million.
- A total of three new building permits were issued for construction within the Multiple Residential (New) Sector, having a total construction value of $3.587 million.
“The start of the 2019 construction year has continued to build off of the strong numbers attained in 2018. The construction value of permits issued have provided encouraging figures, and staff remains optimistic that the construction industry continues to provide high levels of activity throughout 2019.”