SHAWINIGAN, QC, July 23, 2021 / CNW / – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to replace the Federal Building in Shawinigan with a new, more modern and sustainable building.
Today, on behalf of the Honorable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, unveiled the architectural design for the new building.
As advertised in February 2019, the new building will replace the current one, inaugurated in 1979, and will provide employees with a modern workplace that fully meets the government’s new requirements in terms of sustainable development. The building will house approximately 1,600 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees, 425 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) employees and 4 Shared Services Canada employees.
In pursuit of LEED-Gold certification, the new 4-storey building will be carbon neutral and will include modern building technology. It will provide spaces that meet future technology and sustainability needs and requirements, while reducing the number of workspaces, as the building will be designed as an activity-based workplace to optimize space. Office.
Construction will begin in the fall of 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2024. After that, the existing building will be demolished and a parking lot will be constructed.
PSPC awarded a contract of approximately $ 12 million (taxes included) in Gagnon, Letellier, Cyr, Ricard, Mathieu et Associés, Architects, Coarchitecture Inc. for architectural and engineering services.
PSPC will award the construction management contract for $ 136 million (taxes included) to Pomerleau Inc. for the construction of the building, the deconstruction of the existing building and the construction of a parking lot. The contract will be awarded in the coming days.
“I am very proud to unveil this architectural design, which reflects the government of from Canada commitment to constructing environmentally responsible buildings and providing federal employees with modern workplaces that promote both their productivity and their well-being. “
The Honorable Anita Anand
Minister of Public Services and Public Procurement
“The construction of the new building in Shawinigan provide a modern workplace for some 2,000 employees in the region who play a fundamental role in the federal government. This state-of-the-art building meets the highest environmental standards, and this project demonstrates the importance our government places on its employees. “
The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
“The Canada Revenue Agency is one of the largest employers Shawinigan and the Mauricie region. The new building reflects the Canadians of today and tomorrow. It is modern, carbon neutral and innovative, and we are proud to continue to serve Canadians in this new workplace for years to come. “
The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier
Minister of National Revenue
The future 4-storey building owned by SPAC will provide 18,054 square meters of total usable space, which is similar to the 18,345 square meters of usable space of the existing building.
The existing building accommodates 1,600 CRA employees and 200 of the 425 ESDC employees who will move into the new building.
Construction management is a method of project delivery characterized by collaboration between PSPC, the architectural and engineering consultant and the contractor managing the construction, working as a team. This way of working increases efficiency and allows construction to start earlier, without having to wait until the end of the design phase.
The building will be energy efficient, and the main construction materials will be chosen from those with the lowest carbon footprint. In addition, the building was designed to withstand the effects of climate change.
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