Corrections Canada has awarded an $8.9-million tender for the construction of a community correction centre to be built on Morris Drive in the Burnside area of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The centre will house 36 inmates and replace two sites in Halifax, one of Gottingen Street and the other on College Street.

The current sites are each decades old and aren't fully accessible for offenders who use wheelchairs.

Officials with Correctional Service Canada have previously said the new location will give the offenders better access to a variety of employment opportunities.

Avondale Construction of Bayers Lake won the tender.