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The new home for the RCMP in Nova Scotia has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.



Ground broken on Halifax RCMP headquarters

PATRICIA WILLIAMS

staff writer

The federal government has broken ground on a new $59-million home in Nova Scotia for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Designed by Halifax’s Lydon Lynch Architects Ltd. in joint venture with Cohos Evamy, a firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, the 24,000-square-metre project will accommodate the RCMP’s administrative and operational requirements.

General contractor PCL Constructors Canada Inc. is in the process of awarding subtrade contracts.

Located in the Burnside Business Park in Dartmouth, the new H Division headquarters includes a five-storey administration building and a large one-storey technical block.

In addition to housing various divisions and regional units, the project includes training and educational facilities. Tiered classrooms can be combined by use of flexible walls. Breakout spaces provide more informal settings.

Lydon Lynch said the emphasis on inter-departmental communication is further enhanced by the provision of a large staff mess room on the top floor that can be subdivided.

The public face of the building interior comprises a large circular glazed “parade” room, which also doubles as a media briefing space. Within this space is a small exhibition which tells the story of the history of policing in the Atlantic region.

Other educational resources include large display cases that include historical exhibits, which Lydon Lynch said “further bring the story of the RCMP to life.”

Externally, the heavily landscaped site includes a memorial garden and statue honouring fallen members of H Division.

Scheduled for occupancy by December 2013, the facility will accommodate 500 employees. It will be built with the environment in mind. The project has been designed to achieve LEED Gold.

Plans call for installation of a green roof, use of dimming features that adjust to natural light, and use of natural gas.

Features that will reduce water consumption include rainwater harvesting from roof areas, low-flow toilets and waterless urinals.

Emphasis is also being placed on recycled content in construction materials.

The Lydon Lynch/Cohos Evamy joint venture was selected from a short list of consultants to provide services that run the gamut from preliminary planning to post-warranty services.

The team is also acting as LEED consultants as well as the project’s interior designers.

Project architect Marcus Leyland said Lydon Lynch currently has more than 500,000 square feet of LEED space either under construction or recently completed in the Halifax region.

To be built on property owned by the federal government, the project is being funded jointly by Public Works and Government Services Canada and the RCMP.

Public Works Canada spokesman Bill Fioratos said the department does not foresee “any significant challenges” that will prevent delivery of the project on time and on budget.

Currently, the H division headquarters and Atlantic region offices are housed in 14 leased and two Crown-owned buildings in 10 different locations in the Halifax regional municipality.

Public Works Canada said the existing Crown-owned headquarters building is 35 years old and no longer meets the RCMP’s operational requirements.

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Now that I think of it - it kinda looks like one of the government buildings they have in Edmonton for the RCMP.
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Crane went up today. Second one also going up.
Photos from my cell so quality is not greatest.

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These are visable from Burnside Dr now. Once I get my actual camera back I'll head to the Swish parking lot on Wright and get some proper pictures.
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This building should look great. Once they have an outstanding building they should work towards becoming an outstanding police force which unfortunately will take considerable more effort than constructing a building. It seems as though lately all I read about the RCMP is one story of corruption and dishonesty after another.

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A garbage quality shot I took from the Circ. This makes 4 visible cranes on hwy 111 if traveling toward Halifax. 5 if you count the one in Bedford.

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The little crane has been assembled now as well. Foundations were being poured today.
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Photo from the weekend;

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Photo from the weekend;

What street are u on when u took this pic?
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What street are u on when u took this pic?
It's actually not a street but rather a large parking lot for the buildings off of Wright Avenue. The particular spot is at the end of the central loading docks.
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Ah, I see now... this is a great spot for this development!
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Thanksgiving 2010 - Project 1

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No photos due to fog but. The first floor columns are almost all complete. A few are them are still just frames. Should be more visible from burnside dr within the coming weeks.
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I have some other shots of Dartmouth as well from last week;

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