October 23, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada
Our government is committed to preserving the integrity of its assets, while ensuring the health and safety of its building occupants and visitors.
Today, on behalf of the Government of Canada, Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Gatineau, announced the awarding of a contract for the design and management of the exterior recladding project for the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex following a competitive process. Joined by the Mayor of Gatineau, His Worship Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Parliamentary Secretary MacKinnon highlighted the Government of Canada’s commitment to safe, modern and reliable infrastructure assets.
The joint venture of Provencher Roy-NORR will design and manage the exterior recladding of the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex, and will work with the consulting firm responsible for the overall site master plan of the complex and surrounding area. This is an important first step in the overall project to re-imagine the design and use of the downtown Gatineau complex.
The final approval of the recladding design by the National Capital Commission (NCC) is scheduled for summer 2018, and construction is set to start in spring 2019. Federal departments, agencies and businesses located in the complex will remain there during the work.
“This project will contribute to creating a better workplace for thousands of public servants as well as improving public space within and around the complex. It is a great example of our government’s commitment to work collaboratively with local partners towards more sustainable and prosperous communities.”
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Gatineau
- The Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex was originally built in 1978 and purchased by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in 2013. It has been the long-standing headquarters for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and the Canadian Transportation Agency.
- The method of construction used for the current brick veneer on the exterior of the complex is causing premature cracking of the bricks. PSPC has installed overhead protection systems and has routinely inspected and repaired the exterior cladding for this important asset.
- The Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex is key to supporting the federal government’s office space needs, as well as contributing to maintaining the 75/25 Ottawa/Gatineau employee ratio in the National Capital Region.
- On January 19, 2017, the NCC approved the concept for the recladding of the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex.
- It is anticipated that the recladding will be completed by spring 2023.
- The estimated cost of this contract is $3.9 million.
- Dillon Construction is currently developing the overall site master plan for the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex and surrounding area. The site master plan is subject to the approval of the NCC.