Burnaby City Council has awarded a contract for the design and construction of a new Burnaby RCMP detachment, designed to meet the current and future needs of the organization and ensuring effective public safety for residents for years to come.
The new three-storey, 129,000-square-foot detachment will be built on City-owned land on Norland Avenue, replacing the existing facility on Deer Lake Avenue which was built in 1967.
“Our community has grown significantly since the Burnaby RCMP moved into their current detachment, and we are committed to ensuring our first responders are equipped with the tools and facilities to keep our community safe during an emergency,” said Mayor Hurley. “Major projects like this are an investment in our community for generations to come and I’m excited to see this project move forward.”
This new building will be built to post-disaster standards, meaning it is designed to survive a major seismic event and continue to be operational, ensuring Burnaby residents can rely on the RCMP even in the event of an emergency or disaster. The structure will also be equipped with emergency power generators to operate the building in the event of a power outage.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $223 million. To ensure this project is cost-effective, a third-party validator was engaged by the City to review costs compared to similar buildings. The City’s project budget compares favourably on a cost-per-square-foot basis to other RCMP facilities built in Canada.
The project will be delivered using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model, which the City has been using for two new fire stations at Burnaby Mountain. The IPD approach gets City staff, designers and the construction team all around the same table from the start of the project and incentivizes costs savings.
Construction is expected to begin later this year.
The City will host two open houses from 5 to 7 pm on March 7 and March 14 at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way) to give residents a chance to learn more about the project.
Learn More: Burnaby.ca/RCMPNewDetachment