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Pomerleau has been awarded a construction management contract for a downtown Ottawa block redevelopment.

Pomerleau Awarded Construction Management Contract for Ottawa Block Redevelopment

The federal government has awarded Pomerleau a $2.8-million construction management services contract for a downtown Ottawa block redevelopment.

The contract covers the first phase of what is known as the Block 2 redevelopment near Parliament Hill. The block contains 11 buildings.

Pomerleau will be responsible for the overall construction delivery of the project, announced Public Services and Procurement Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.

The project is part of the government’s effort to restore and modernize the Parliamentary Precinct. Block 2 lies immediately south of Parliament Hill and is bounded by Metcalfe, Wellington, O’Connor and Sparks streets.

The construction work includes decommissioning and demolishing old buildings, upgrading existing buildings and constructing new ones. The government said the redesigned block will provide office space for the Senate and House of Commons and allow for the future consolidation of “parliamentary accommodations,”: including space for the Library of Parliament.

The project will also include the renovation of retail space in the Sparks Street Mall. Among the block’s 11 properties, two buildings and an infill space between them have been dedicated for Indigenous peoples’ space development.

Saint-Georges, Que.-based Pomerleau ranks among Canada’s largest construction companies.

Last May, Duclos’ ministry awarded the Block 2 architectural and design services contract to Toronto-based Zeidler Architecture and U.K.-based David Chipperfield Architects.

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