|CLIENT:||WINNIPEG POLICE SERVICE EAST DISTRICT|
|CONSULTANT:||NUMBER TEN ARCHITECTURAL GROUP|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||33,000 SQ. FT.|
Bird has successfully completed the second building in the city’s proposed four district renewal model to consolidate the former six district configuration to replace outdated facilities. Five years ago the company constructed the first station, the East District Police Station, which has served as the prototype. In 2012, we partnered with the city again to build the new West District Police Station. The facility houses uniform operations, an undercover investigation unit, a service centre and community support unit.
Early in the project during excavation, contaminated soils were encountered. Unexpected buried fuel tanks were discovered. Over 3,000 cubic metres of unsuitable soils had to be remediated. Bird worked closely with all parties involved to mitigate the issue, bringing in an environmental soil specialist and employing the safest and most cost effective method to allow construction to continue.
Delayed by the soil remediation, our team progressed through a shortened schedule while still achieving the project’s significant quality targets including the requirement to achieve LEED® Silver certification. The station was built under strict security protocols including material assemblies, construction procedures and document control. Security screening was required for all construction and management personnel involved with the project. Bird also performed the commissioning and owner training for all systems including mechanical and electrical, controls and video components to ensure a seamless transition to the facility.