Temporary structures to house High River donation centre, offices
Sprung Industries behind tension membrane structures
New temporary structures in High River are being set up to house a donation management centre as well as local and provincial government departments.
The 6,000-square-foot donation centre will be used to receive, sort and distribute donations like clothing, while the 10,000-square-foot government office will house the Town of High River Renewal Office and provincial departments.
"These two buildings mark important milestones on our road to recovery," said High River Mayor Emile Blokland.
The structures will be built using a tension membrane invented by Spring Industries. The company says the material allows for rapid construction, flexibility and cost-effectiveness as High River continues with recovery efforts.
Right now much of the work managing donations is being done at Senator Riley Middle School, but with one month left until the school year begins, workers need to find a new base.
The land has been leased from the developer at nominal cost and Tervita is preparing the site, according to Sprung Industries officials.