DESIGN START March 2016
CONSTRUCTION START July 2017
COMPLETION July 2019
ORIGINAL BUDGET $19 M
AREA 4,665 m²
SK-ACI began work with the City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony
Plain and Parkland County at the site selection stage in 2012. Management
consultants KPMG were retained by the owners to explore the efficiencies
around co-location of policing services. KPMG’s final report in
October 2014 laid the groundwork for a M of U between SG and SP. SK-ACI
evaluated eight sites across both jurisdictions with regard to access, visibility,
growth, infrastructure services, zoning, politics and price among
SK-ACI worked successfully with the owner team of SG and SP. Notwithstanding
both being served by the RCMP, because they operated out of
separate detachments there remained points where operations and services
differed – for example around ‘bylaw’ or Community Policing. Sustainability
required consideration and compromise as one jurisdiction
requires LEED Certification for its public buildings and one does not.
Investing for future growth through the construction of shell space was
also a subject of much. Approximately 15% of gross built area represents
space for future growth, including provision for lockers and washroom
An adjacent line (200m to the south) led to sound measurements on the
greenfield site during design in order to guide acoustic isolation requirements
for the interview rooms.
Six months ahead of tender-ready documents, SK-ACI developed and
managed the pre-qualification process including the RFP document for
general contractors in order to limit bidders to a group of experienced
contractors with proven project managers and superintendents familiar
with RCMP construction. Five bidders were short-listed from thirteen responses.
RCMP security forms were provided to the short-listed bidders
ahead of tender in order to allow them to prepare and submit the moment
a successful bidder was announced.
LEED® Certified Certification is being pursued. The additional investment
in LEED certification will be assumed by one jurisdiction, operational
savings will first be accrued to that party until payback.