Construction begins on federal building in Shawinigan
By Adam FreillConstruction Institutional
Federal building to be replaced by a modern, sustainable building.
Ground has been broken on the new federal building in Shawinigan, Que. On behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, were recently on hand to mark the start of construction of the new building.
The project will be based on the architectural and engineering plans crafted by the architectural firm Gagnon, Letellier, Cyr, Ricard, Mathieu et associés, architectes, S.E.N.C., Coarchitecture Inc., en consortium under a $12-million Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) contract.
PSPC awarded a $136.8-million contract to Pomerleau Inc., which will include construction of the new building, the deconstruction of the existing building and the construction of the parking lot.
The new four-storey, carbon-neutral building is aiming for LEED Gold and BOMA BEST Gold certification and will include modern building technology.
“We are celebrating the important step of starting construction on this state-of-the-art, eco-friendly federal building that will provide a modern and productive work environment for the employees who will be housed there,” stated Tassi. “The construction will also create 150 jobs, which will support the region’s economy.”
Construction should be completed in late 2024, after which the existing building will be deconstructed, and a parking lot built.
When complete, the building will be used by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) National Verification and Collections Centre and the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).