GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is committed to providing a safe and modern workplace for federal employees, occupants, tenants and visitors of the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière (LTDLC) complex.
Today, Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced the awarding of a contract to PCL Constructors Eastern Inc. for construction management services to replace the exterior of the LTDLC complex. The complex is located at 10 Wellington Street, 15/25 Eddy Street and 1 Promenade du Portage.
This major project consists of replacing the roofs, the exterior brick wall assembly and the windows of the complex. This work will transform LTDLC into an energy-efficient and modern complex. Once the work is completed, the complex will have a predominantly glass and aluminum façade with wood elements on the inside of the windows, positively enhancing the aesthetic of the neighbourhood.
Overhead protection at street level will be removed, and the inner courtyard will reopen once the project is completed. This work will end the need for regular maintenance work on the exterior of the complex.
Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2019 and will be completed by winter 2024. Federal departments and agencies as well as businesses located in the complex will remain operational during the replacement work. PSPC and its partners are working closely to minimize disruptions to the occupants of the complex.
Separate projects are also planned to renovate and rehabilitate the interior of the LTDLC complex to provide employees with a more functional, bright and modern workplace. Work includes the renovation of the workplace offices and the rehabilitation of the LTDLC parking garage, which will improve accessibility and site circulation.
"Today marks another important step toward reimagining the design and use of this downtown Gatineau complex. This much-needed work will transform and rejuvenate the complex for the 21st-century needs of the public service. The updated exterior of the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex will provide a safer, more modern workplace for federal employees and become a landmark in the region."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility and
Member of Parliament for Gatineau
"Today's announcement is great news for our community. The modernization of the Les Terrasses de la Chaudière complex will help increase the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and will have a positive impact on local businesses in the area."
Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer
- The contract awarded to PCL Constructors Eastern Inc. has a value of $217.6 million. The contract was awarded following an open, fair and transparent bidding process.
- In addition, PCL Constructors Eastern Inc. will oversee construction throughout the project, including providing advice during the final stages of the design component of the complex.
- The LTDLC complex was originally built in 1978 and purchased by PSPC in 2013. It has been the long-standing headquarters for 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 LTDLC 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 National Capital Commission (NCC) approved the concept for the replacement of the exterior envelope of the complex. The design for this replacement project is being developed by the joint venture of Provencher Roy-NORR, and the final design was approved by the NCC on April 11, 2019.
SOURCE Public Services and Procurement Canada
For further information: Ashley Michnowski, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, 819-997-5421; Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada, 819-420-5501, [email protected]