Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Public Spaces

Project Value: $580 million

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $580 million

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Gatineau

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

The new preservation centre will be the first net-zero carbon facility dedicated to archival preservation in the Americas, and the first federal building constructed to the requirements of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy. The building is being constructed across from the current facility, located in Gatineau, Quebec. The main features of a net-zero carbon building are: Minimal carbon emissions from energy consumption, achieved through building design and efficiency measures; energy needs met through carbon-free fuel sources; and minimal embodied carbon in building materials. Foundation work began in August 2019 and construction of the main structure continued throughout 2020.

Project Owner: Government of Canada

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Plenary Partners Gatineau — B+H Architects; Group (Canada) Ltd.; PCL Constructors Eastern Inc.; PCL Investments Inc.; ENGIE Services Inc.

Other Key Players: Morrison Hershfield (BE/CLS work); EY (P3 advisor); Deloitte (financial advisor); Aon (risk advisor); Hanscomb (cost consultant); Englobe

2020 Rank: 79


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