Daryl Bennett, project manager for the company, said the move was being made because the company out-grew its premises in Pasadena.
“We’re running out of space up here,” Bennett said. “We can’t expand because haven’t got the land.”
The new facility will be 100 feet by 175 feet. It will include a mechanic shop and an office.
The steel-framed structure will begin actually taking shape in about a month’s time, he said.
He expects the main part of the building to be erected before the winter is over, but he doubts construction will be going through the winter.
“We’re hoping to move into it some time next year, but next summer,” Bennett said. “Construction should start, maybe in about a month’s time.”
Marine also has a number of properties and projects in Corner Brook. The Aylward Building and the former Corner Brook Garage are just two of the rental properties.
The company is also slated to develop a parcel of land at the intersection of O’Connell Drive and the Lewin Parkway.
Paul Barnable, the city’s community services director, said a site plan shows a building, the parking lot and yard. It gives the footprint of the facility, but no construction details, except landscaping and drainage.
He said the permit was granted to the company to do the site work but so far there hasn’t been a permit given to erect the building.
“As far as the building goes, the reason why it’s not approved is there’s no set of building plans right now, in front of us to evaluate against the National Building Code,” Barnable said.
“That’s what they put forward is to put in an office, garage and those type of things.
“We haven’t dealt with them yet on servicing , is the building going to be sprinklered or not sprinklered and those types of National Building Code issues.”