This project consists of the complete rehabilitation of Centre Block, the crown jewel of Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct. Occupying a central position between West Block and East Block on Parliament Hill, this iconic national landmark serves as Canada’s Parliament and is a Classified heritage building. It was reconstructed between 1916 and 1927 after a fire destroyed the original Centre Block building. The scope of the project includes construction of an underground Visitor Welcome Centre complex that will connect the West, East, and Centre Block buildings and provide circulation and program space for the Parliamentary Precinct; it will, as well, provide for material and utility management of the buildings. The rehabilitation of Centre Block is part of the federal government’s Long Term Vision and Plan for the Parliamentary Precinct.
The project includes material abatement; restoration of the building envelope; seismic upgrades; new mechanical, electrical, and vertical transportation systems; new information technology, multimedia, and security systems; parliamentary office suites and broadcast-capable committee rooms; complete fit-up of the building, including special purpose spaces; restoration of designated heritage spaces; conservation of heritage assets; and conservation of exterior and interior heritage elements.
This contract is being completed as a joint venture, with PCL as the managing partner.