The Government of Canada has awarded $59 million to build a new RCMP headquarters in Dartmouth.
A contract was awarded to PCL Constructors Canada Inc. to take on the project, Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose and Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced yesterday.
The RCMP H Division headquarters is currently comprised of 14 leased and two Crown-owned buildings in 10 different locations found across the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The new headquarters will generate 150 fresh jobs, MacKay said.
The funding comes in addition to a previous commitment for a total investment of $100 million, a release said.
The five-storey building will be developed over three years with the aim of receiving a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating. The design includes the installation of a green roof, dimming fixtures that adjust to natural light and use of natural gas.
If everything goes as planned, the building should be ready in December 2013, the release said.
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