A $14.5-million contract to construct a new Canadian Coast Guard building in Dartmouth has been awarded.

PCL Constructors Canada Inc., which has an office in Dartmouth, is designing and building the new facility. The building will be located at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and will house more than 160 CCG employees currently working in two separate locations in Dartmouth.

The government hopes the building will create efficiencies by bringing together CCG employees with counterparts in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced the awarding of the contract at BIO yesterday, along with Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea.

The announcement came two days after MacKay revealed the government will spend $361 million at CFB Halifax.

The money will be spent on nine infrastructure projects, a health records management system, and new sea boots for the navy.

According to the Department of National Defence, the investment will create 1,700 jobs nationwide.

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