SPAL General Constructors
SPAL General Constructors is a project management company specializing in construction, owned equally by the Tsleil-Waututh and Tsawwassen First Nations. SPAL has grown from an idea to a growing and successful company with extraordinary potential in just five years.
In 2000, the Tsleil-Waututh successfully completed a joint-venture project for the development of Sapperton Landing Park in New Westminster. The Tsleil-Waututh were instrumental in convincing the Province to require Aboriginal participation in the project, built a highly qualified team to bid on the project, and won the contract to build the $7 million park. We successfully constructed the project over eight months.
SPAL recently completed the parking lots for the Hillcrest Olympic Curling Venue, completed a new sales office for ATCO Structures Langley and managed two major contracts―Reefer Building ($2m) and Berth 3 Civil Works ($10m) for Port Metro Vancouver at Deltaport.
The Sapperton Landing Park project coupled with the capacity for the development of Raven Woods and all the experience and resources that TWN brings to any project, was the basis for the concept of pursuing other major public sector projects. The Tsleil-Waututh and Tsawwassen Nations have long had good relations, no competing treaty interests, and both had major public projects being considered in their respective traditional territories. All these considerations led to the creation of SPAL General Constructors, a 50/50 partnership between the Nations to pursue opportunities on large-scale public projects.