Construction projects

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has received approval for more than $2.6 billion worth of federal office building construction and redevelopment projects. This is a testament to the credibility and confidence that the government, our clients and partners have for our department and the quality of our work. These key projects include:

22 Eddy Street, Gatineau, QC
(Lease Purchase)

New federal building in Gatineau, Quebec

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Broccolini Construction
    • Lease terms: 25 years – at the end of the lease, the Government of Canada has the option to purchase the building and land for one dollar
    • Annual lease rate: $11,700,000
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 41,872 square metres – 15 floors
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 2,200
    • Name of tenant: Public Service Commission will be the main tenant
    • Estimated move-in: May 2013

30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC
(Lease Purchase)

New federal building in Gatineau, Quebec

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Mutlivesco Inc.
    • Lease terms: 25 years – at the end of the lease, the Government of Canada has the option to purchase the building and land for one dollar
    • Annual lease rate: $11,700,000
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 41,872 square metres – 16 floors
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 2,200
    • Name of tenant: Elections Canada will be the main tenant
    • Estimated move-in: June 2013

455 boulevard de la Carrière, Gatineau, QC
(Lease Purchase)

New federal building in Gatineau, Quebec

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Broccolini Construction
    • Lease terms: 25 years – at the end of the lease, the Government of Canada will automatically own the building and land
    • Annual lease rate: $8,530,000
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 36,694 square metres – 12 floors
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 1,900
    • Name of tenant: Department of National Defence
    • Estimated move-in: November 2012

ARCHIVED - 90 Elgin Street - Lorne Building, Ottawa, ON
(Redevelopment)

Redevelopment of the Lorne Building in Ottawa, Ontario

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Great West Life Assurance Company
    • Lease terms: 25 years – at the end of the lease, the Government of Canada will automatically own the building and land
    • Annual lease rate: $19,500,000
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 60,000 square metres – 17 floors
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 2,000
    • Name of tenant: Department of Finance will be the main tenant
    • Estimated move-in: November 2014

73 Leikin Drive - Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Headquarters, Ottawa, ON
(Lease Purchase)

New RCMP National Headquarters building in Ottawa, Ontario

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Minto Developments Inc.
    • Lease terms: 25 years – at the end of the lease, the Government of Canada has the option to purchase the building and land for one dollar
    • Annual lease rate: $4,945,719
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 73,000 square metres
    • Name of tenants: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    • Estimated move-in: Late 2012

3500 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON
(Purchase)

National Defence new Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: To be determined
    • Purchase price: $208,000,000
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 207,000 square metres – 12 buildings
    • Approximate size of the land: 149.02 hectares
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 7,000 to 9,000
    • Name of tenant: Department of National Defence
    • Estimated move-in: Over the next 5 to 7 years (employees will be moving-in in phases)
  • Carling Campus Initiative
  • Backgrounder

ARCHIVED - 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC - RCMP E Division Headquarters Relocation Project
(Public-Private Partnership - Design Build Finance Maintain)

New RCMP E Division Headquarters building in Surrey, British Columbia

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Green Timbers Accommodation Partners (A consortium between InfraRed Capital Partners, Bouygues Bâtiment International and ETDE Facilities Management Canada)
    • Terms: Under the Public Private Partnership (P3) Project Agreement, the Government of Canada will make monthly service payments to Green Timbers Accommodation Partners, upon service commencement, over the 25-year facilities management term. The Government of Canada retains ownership of the site at all times.
    • Total Cost: $975,000,000 (over 25 years post-construction, and including insurance costs)
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 76,162 square metres – multi-building complex which will include a 7-storey office building, a post disaster building and a high-bay garage/workshop.
    • Approximate size of the land: 14.8 hectares
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 2,700
    • Name of tenant: Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division
    • Estimated move-in: June 2013

ARCHIVED - 80 Garland Avenue, Burnside Business Park, Dartmouth, NS – Royal Canadian Mounted Police H Division Headquarters
(Crown Construct)

New RCMP Headquarters building in Dartmoth, Nova Scotia

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
    • Purchase price: $59,000,000
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 23,778 square metres – 5 floors
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 500
    • Name of tenant: Royal Canadian Mounted Police H Division Headquarters
    • Estimated move-in: Spring 2013

395 Terminal Avenue, Ottawa Train Yards, Ottawa, ON
(Build-to-Lease)

New federal building at the Ottawa Train Yards, Ontario

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of developer: Ottawa Train Yards J.V. Ltd
    • Lease terms: 15 years, with one option to extend for an additional five years
    • Annual rent: Annual net rent of approximately $4,454,686
  • BUILDING / TENANTS:
    • Approximate size: 22,270 square metres
    • Approximate number of federal employees: 1,375
    • Name of tenant: Canada Revenue Agency
    • Estimated move-in: January 2013

Reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury in Québec
(Crown Construct)

805 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue, Québec, QC

Grande Allée Armoury
Sketch not definitive - Source: Arcop/DFS/STGM architectes en consortium

  • CONTRACT:
    • Name of proponent for development of the design, plans and specifications: Arcop, D.F.S. Inc. Architecture and Design, St Gelais Montminy and Associates, joint venture architects.
    • Name of proponent for reconstruction: To be determined (following a competitive process).
    • Scheduled starting date for the reconstruction: 2015.
    • Total investment for reconstruction work: $93 M.
  • RECONSTRUCTION DESIGN:
    • The Armoury will be reconstructed based on the design of a multifunctional building that will contain government offices, a multipurpose room for community, cultural and social activities, and an area that will be used to commemorate the history of the Armoury and the Voltigeurs de Québec regiment, which was based in the Armoury before the fire in 2008.
    • The architectural design promotes heritage preservation and respect for the architectural integrity, and is inspired by sketches by the architect of the original building. Elements of the original Armoury that were not destroyed in the fire will be preserved and incorporated into the new building.
  • Reconstruction of the Grande Allée Armoury in Québec