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The Government of Canada plans to build a new Canada Revenue Agency office building in St. John's, NL.

St. John’s to Get New CRA Centre

The Government of Canada plans to develop a new Canada Revenue Agency office building in St. John’s, NL.

Ottawa has awarded an $8.8-million contract to Moriyama & Teshima Architects for design services for the new federal facility to be built at 80 Kelsey Drive, announced Public services and Procurement Minister .Jean-Yeves Duclos. The federal government recently acquired the land for the new building, which will house the CRA’s new National Verification and Collections Centre and a Tax Services Office.

As part of the contract, Moriyama & Teshima will provide architectural and engineering services for the design of the new facility. The firm’s duties will include preparing plans, specifications and cost estimates, and overseeing construction, which is slated to conclude in 2029.

Federal guidelines call for Indigenous groups to participate in construction. The new facility must also comply with the 2020 Greening Government Strategy, which requires federal departments to prioritize low-carbon and climate resilience.

Under the strategy’s rules, new federal buildings must target net-zero carbon emissions through integrated design and the incorporation of modern building technologies.

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Jean-Yves DuclosCanada Revenue Agency

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