GATINEAU, QUE. — The federal government recently announced the awarding of a contract for the design and management of the exterior recladding project for the Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere complex in Quebec.
The joint venture of Provencher Roy-NORR will design and manage the recladding project and will work with the consulting firm responsible for the overall site master plan of the complex and surrounding area, states a release issued by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).
The method of construction used for the current brick veneer on the exterior of the complex is causing premature cracking of the bricks and PSPC has installed overhead protection systems and has routinely inspected and repaired the exterior cladding.
Final approval of the recladding design by the National Capital Commission is scheduled for summer 2018 and construction is set to start in spring 2019.
Dillon Construction is currently developing the overall site master plan for the complex and surrounding area. The estimated cost of the contract is $3.9 million.
Federal departments, agencies and businesses located in the complex will remain there during the work. It is anticipated that the recladding will be completed by spring 2023.
"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," said Steven MacKinnon, parliamentary secretary to the minister of public services and procurement, in a statement.
The Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere complex was originally built in 1978 and purchased by 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 release indicates.