West Memorial Building: Rehabilitation

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Learn about the project to restore the West Memorial Building, a classified heritage building.

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Project overview

334 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
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Type of project
Lead department
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Construction firms
A construction manager will be hired through a competitive procurement process (tentatively planned to be launched in summer 2018).
A budget of over $1 billion has been identified for the entire project. This overall budget is not limited to the rehabilitation of the West Memorial Building, but includes the rehabilitation of the Supreme Court of Canada Building.
Project status
Design stage
Next steps
Launch of a request for proposal for a construction management firm.

Project description

This project will revitalize a memorial building the government built to honour Canadians who served their country during the Second World War. The project will update the building to accommodate the daily operations of all occupants of the Supreme Court of Canada Building, who will occupy the West Memorial Building from 2023 to 2028. The project includes:

Once the Supreme Court of Canada Building is rehabilitated, the interior of the West Memorial Building will be fit-up as long-term office space for future federal government occupants. It will be a modern workplace that meets today's health, safety and environmental standards.

A key objective of the project is meeting commitments that align with green initiatives such as the Energy Service Acquisitions Program and the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

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Benefits to Canadians

The West Memorial Building’s location, prominence, and size of 20,000 square metres of useable space, make it a suitable building to host the occupants and visitors of the Supreme Court of Canada Building during this temporary period.

This project provides the opportunity to add new green standards to the heritage building. In the long term, this Canadian Second World War memorial could consolidate government operations and reduce the amount of office space leased by the Government of Canada for its employees.

The project will bring local and national economic benefits. Many jobs will be created in the construction materials, manufacturing and professional services industries.

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