The groups invited to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) are Alberta Partnership for Learning, Concert-Bird Partners and Plenary-Maple High Schools.

“We have talented, experienced teams right here in Alberta who can help build the schools Albertans need. I am confident that this process will provide savings for Alberta taxpayers while ensuring our students have world-class schools to learn and grow in. Next fall, we will have a successful P3 contract in place with shovels in the ground for these five much-needed high schools.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“I’m delighted we’ve reached another significant milestone in getting these five high school projects built. Building new schools for our students is one of the most important investments we can make for the future of this great province.”

Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

The RFP process will be completed in July 2021. Proposals will be examined for each consortium’s capacity to complete the project and to ensure its bid provides Alberta taxpayers with good value for dollars spent.

A contract with the successful P3 consortium is expected to be in place by the end of September 2021. The five new high schools are anticipated to open in September 2024 with a total student capacity of about 6,938 students.

Quick facts

  • The five new high schools included in the P3 bundle are:
    • Blackfalds – Grade 9-12 school, Wolf Creek Public Schools
    • Edmonton – Grade 10-12 school in the southeast, Edmonton Public Schools
    • Edmonton – Grade 10-12 school in Heritage Valley, Edmonton Catholic Schools
    • Langdon – Grade 7-12 school, Rocky View Schools
    • Leduc – Grade 10-12 school, Black Gold School Division
  • These five new high schools are part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
  • This spending includes:
    • $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
    • $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
    • $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
    • $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects, $500 million in municipal infrastructure
    • $1.5 billion for Keystone XL
  • The shortlisted consortiums and organization information follows:


Project lead team

Design team

Construction team

Maintenance & renewal team

Financing team

Alberta Partnership for Learning (AP4L)

Graham Capital Partners LP

GEC Architecture

Graham Design Builders LP

Johnson Controls Canada LP

Graham Capital Partners LP


Gibbs Gage Architects


Concert-Bird Partners

Concert Infrastructure Ltd.

BR2 Architecture

Bird Construction

Ainsworth Inc.

Concert Infrastructure Ltd.

Bird Capital Limited Partnership


Wright Construction Western Inc.


Bird Capital Limited Partnership

Plenary-Maple High Schools

Plenary Americas LP

Stantec Architecture Ltd.

Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.

Honeywell Canada Limited

Plenary Americas LP

Alberta's Recovery Plan