July 13, 2010
Government of Canada announces new RCMP 'H' Division Headquarters for Nova Scotia
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, announced the award of a contract to PCL Constructors Canada Inc. for a new headquarters for the RCMP in Nova Scotia. The announcement took place at a groundbreaking and design unveiling ceremony for this three-year construction project, which will create local jobs.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our Government is pleased to deliver a new, state-of-the-art RCMP Headquarters for Nova Scotia,” said Minister Ambrose. “This project will help stimulate the regional economy, create jobs, and ensure the safety and security of Nova Scotians.”
“This is an important step forward for the RCMP in Nova Scotia, and demonstrates the RCMP’s commitment to safer homes and communities for Nova Scotians,” said Minister MacKay. “The new ‘H’ Division Headquarters will provide RCMP employees with a modern and efficient work environment as they continue to provide the outstanding policing services the citizens of this province expect.”
“Our Government is committed to giving our police the modern tools and resources they need to make our communities safe,” said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. “Today’s ground-breaking marks the latest example of our Government taking action to replace obsolete facilities and improve police services across the country. This new facility will allow the RCMP to be even more effective in enforcing the law, preventing crime and protecting Canadians.”
Today’s announcement of the awarding of a $59 million contract to PCL comes in addition to a previous commitment, for a total investment of $100 million from the Government of Canada.
The new home for ‘H’ Division will be located on Garland Avenue in Burnside Business Park, on property owned by the Government of Canada. This new building will be ready for occupancy by December 2013.
The RCMP ‘H’ Division project will embrace the latest building technology and leading edge sustainable development initiatives with the aim of receiving a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating.
An artist’s rendering of the design can be found at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/gp-pg/2010-07-13-00-eng.html