Place du Portage III Renewal

Rank 2024


Image Credit: PSPC

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Public Spaces

Project Value: $1.6 billion

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Gatineau

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2027

The Portage III complex, currently serving as Public Services and Procurement Canada’s headquarters, is the largest of the four buildings that comprise the Place du Portage federal campus in Gatineau, Que. Built in the 1970s, the complex consists of: nine towers; commercial areas; four basement levels; and a three-level underground parking garage. The renewal of Portage III encompasses a complete overhaul of both the inside and outside of the building, including modernized activity-based workplaces; a new energy-efficient building envelope and heating; (HVAC) system; a new accessible entrance and a completely revamped main entrance; and improved landscaping. 

Project Owner: Government of Canada

Project/Construction Manager: BGIS

Other Key Players: Perkins & Will, Provencher, EllisDon Corporation; Arup; Tiree (project management support services)

2023 Rank: 62