Type: New Construction
Completion Date: 2003
Gross Floor Area: 1,870sq.m.
Construction Value: $4 million
Description, Intent and Project Objectives
In November of 1999 Stephens Kozak Architects was retained by Public Works and Government Services Canada to prepare an Alternate Strategies Report to review current RCMP facilities in Peace River and put provide strategies to provide the RCMP with a facility that meets current and projected requirements. The study included:
- renovation of the existing building
- a new core building and re-use of the
- existing garage facility
- a new building on the existing site,
- retrofit of another existing building on a
- different site (Fish and Wildlife Building)
- a new building on a new site.
The site chosen was steep and sloping, overlooking the Peace River and main highway into town. The building has been designed to take advantage of the sloping site by creating a two-storey building accessible from the parking area on the upper level and allowing the lower level to open to the view of the river valley. The building meets all of the RCMP technical requirements.
Project Challenges / Innovations / Lessons Learned
In 2000 our mandate was expanded to produce a comprehensive Business Case Report. We were the first, and so far only, private company in Canada which has been retained to produce such a report for the RCMP. This included review of items such as:
- policing demands
- trends and demographics
- operational demands and facilities
- existing accommodation profile
- investment strategy
- space analysis,
- cost and schedule comparisons
- implementation options.