Construction starts on Guelph Police Service headquarters:
Guelph, Ont., April 5, 2016–The City of Guelph and the Guelph Polices Service are set to start construction on the police headquarters this week.
“I could not be more pleased the construction on Guelph Police Service headquarters is kicking off—this crucial project milestone marks the culmination of years of planning,” says Police Chief, Jeff DeRuyter.
The construction of this $34.1 million capital project is scheduled to be complete by the spring of 2019 and will be led by general contractor, Jasper Construction Corp.
“The way the City manages complex capital projects has evolved,” says Scott Stewart, the City’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise. “Systems that improve planning and oversight are now in place. They involve more rigorous project and risk management practices to help ensure large-scale capital projects like this one are well-managed, and delivered on time and on budget.”
The expansion and renovation of the Guelph Police Service headquarters will be completed in two phases. The first phase includes the construction of the east and west wings. The renovation to gut and rebuild the existing building’s interior will follow in the second phase.
A fence around the headquarters’ perimeter to section off the work area has been installed. The initial construction work will include the removal of exterior walkways, retaining walls and stairs.
On-street parking options in the area have changed to accommodate this construction project. Detailed downtown parking information is available online at guelph.ca/parking.
For more information about the GPS headquarters renovation, visit guelph.ca/gpsreno.
Scott Stewart, Deputy CAO,
Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise
519-822-1260 extension 3445