Centre Block construction will begin in 2019. This will be the largest, most complex heritage rehabilitation project ever seen in Canada. Public Services and Procurement Canada will use innovative approaches and technologies throughout the project. When Centre Block reopens, it will be ready to meet the needs of a 21st-century parliament for years to come.
A multi-phase endeavour
The Centre Block Restoration and Modernization project is extremely large. It will go through many phases based on the National Project Management System (NPMS).
As each project phase is complete, project managers will determine next steps. As a result, providing specific dates and cost estimates may sometimes be challenging.
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the best value for Canadians throughout the project. It will also work to be as open and accountable as possible.
Temporary homes for Parliament and Senate
Centre Block will close for renovations in 2018. The House of Commons will move to a new chamber in the West Block. The Senate Chamber will move to the Government Conference Centre, across from the Château Laurier. Both moves are expected to occur in 2018.
Impact on tourism
The Centre Block will be closed to visitors and tourists during construction. However, Parliament Hill will remain open. PSPC will work with partners and stakeholders to provide alternative tourism experiences.
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