Construction to complete seismic upgrades continues at Municipal Hall. This project will help ensure that District staff are able to continue to serve residents after a seismic event. When complete, the structural upgrades will bring Municipal Hall up to Building Code standards and the envelope and systems upgrades will provide energy efficiencies that meet the District’s climate goals reducing the building's annual Green House Gas emissions by 90%+.
Fire Hall upgrades complete
The Fire Hall upgrades are substantially complete, and the Fire Hall is fully operational.
Municipal Hall upgrade
February 24, 2022 update
Phase 1—Seismic Upgrades are now approximately 85% complete. The concrete shear walls for the tower building have been poured. The remaining structural work includes the connections of the existing concrete floor system to the new concrete shear walls and the seismic reinforcements on the east side of the building.
Phase 2—Building Envelope and Major Building Systems are now approximately 80% complete. Installation of new window frames and windows on the ground floor and main floor of the east administration area is complete. New window frames and new windows for the second and third floors of the west tower are in progress. The building’s heat pump, which is the primary heating and cooling system for the building, has been lifted onto the roof and the final connections are in progress. Other main building systems such as sprinklers, plumbing, lighting, building system controls, etc. are being worked on now and will be completed in conjunction with Phase 3.
Phase 3—Interior Modifications are now approximately 30% complete. Occupancy in the ground floor offices and in the main floor Council Chamber and Administration areas are currently operational. The interior modifications for the Tower side of the Municipal Hall are in progress.
Based on the latest information from the District’s construction manager, the project team now anticipates completing the project by end of August 2022 and with additional funding requirements of $1.5M.
The District recognizes this work is noisy, disruptive, and has an impact on our neighbours. We appreciate your continued patience as we complete this necessary work.
Please note that all of the timelines are connected and if one component is delayed, the completion date is impacted. Delays may occur due to weather, delays in materials, or specialist contractor availability. All the work will be completed within the noise bylaw regulations, Monday to Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Council received a staff report titled "Update on Municipal Hall Seismic Upgrades and Renewal Project" for information at the Monday, February 14 Council meeting. View Council Report.