A builder of the new Quinte West OPP station has officially been hired and a timeline for construction has been laid out and approved.
Council officially okayed Taskforce Engineering as the builder of the new 20,000 square foot OPP headquarters on Dixon Drive.
Taskforce’s bid came in at $10.4 million plus HST, which gives council a little bit of wiggle room, as they’ve budgeted $12.5 million for the project.
City staff say the designs are being finalized and they’re hoping to break ground on the project in September, with construction to start in October.
OPP staff would prepare for their move in November and December of next year, with the plan to move in January 2020.
The current building would be demolished in the spring of 2020.
Some of the highlights of the building include:
- 20,000 square foot OPP facility
- New community centre space of 4,800 square feet
- 30 covered parking spaces for OPP cruisers and equipment
- Total 117 parking spots, including 24 visitor spots
- Will include a collision reporting centre
- Will have a generator that will operate the entire building for 72 hours
The construction timeline is approximate until the final design is set, but should look like this:
- September 2018 – Construction of temporary parking lot
- September 2018 (end of month) – Ground breaking ceremony
- October 2018 – Start of construction
- October 2019 – Substantial completion
- November/December 2019 – Deficiencies and OPP IT staff prepare the building for the move
- January 2020 – OPP move in
- Spring 2020 – Demolition of existing building and completion of parking lot
Some artist renderings of the facility can be seen below: