Bonnyville RCMP Detachment

Project Details

Type: New Construction
Completion Date: March 2012
Gross Floor Area: 1,362sq.m. (9) cells
Construction Value: $5.7 million

This building was constructed by the Town of Bonnyville for RCMP use and contains space for municipal policing RMs, a GIS suite, victim services, by-law enforcement and support staff functions. SK ACI coordinated input from multiple stakeholders. Decision making involved the Town of Bonnyville Building Committee, RCMP at K Division and detachment level, and the consultant team. These parties were continually involved to project completion.

Description, Intent and Project Objectives

The project met objectives for functional performance, RCMP PMM standards, design quality and character, building performance and project delivery. Components include community and municipal use areas, administration and clerical offices, police function areas, building services and staff areas. The site includes parking, vehicle and pedestrian access, and landscaping. The design of the facility on two floors maximizes the use of the site and provides a healthy work environment for RCMP and municipal staff; incorporates advanced systems and technologies to support operating requirements, capacity for future growth and change, meets RCMP Fit-Up Standards and Security Standards. It is prominently located at the intersection of two main streets.

Budget Estimate/Construction Cost

The cost increase of this project from tender price of $5,486,600 to final construction price of $5,697,985 reflects extra costs for redesign of piles due to unforeseen soil conditions after construction started. Also, the contractor had to re-excavate, recompact, and concrete cap the sewer line previously installed by the Town.

Sustainable Design Strategies/LEED

The project included numerous sustainable design features such as: light coloured roofing and energy efficient glazing to reduce solar load; air/vapour barrier to ensure a tight building and minimize heat loss; low maintenance interior/exterior materials; maximizing day lighting, sensors for lighting control; high efficiency lighting/ LED emergency exit fixtures; low-flow shower heads; high efficiency furnaces; 100% free cooling on the HVAC system; and lead free/low VOC paints and finishes.