Urbacon’s pre-construction activity on Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Arthur Meighen Building Rehabilitation (AMBR) continues to progress at 25-55 St. Clair Avenue East, with the project slated to go to tender this spring. AMBR’s first phase of construction is expected to begin in July of 2018.
Originally built in the 1950’s, this 10-storey, 501,527 SF building (inclusive of 98 interior parking spaces) is undergoing a major, multi-phased renovation to meet targets set by the Government of Canada’s commitment to sustainable design and construction. A maximum site carbon neutral retrofit is planned as a key component of the project’s sustainability goals.
Led by BGIS, the project’s design team is headed by DIALOG (Architect and Prime Consultant) with Urbacon acting as Construction Manager. The project team will employ innovative and accessible technologies in pursuit of LEED® Gold and WELLTM Silver certifications.
Once complete, the building will consolidate several federal government agencies and accommodate approximately 1,600 employees.
According to DIALOG, “The AMBR metamorphosis is seen as a globally significant success story that demonstrates Canada’s 2030 commitment for carbon neutral development.”
Urbacon is proud to be a part of this important project.