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The new five-storey, 15,600 m2 accommodations facility will feature 350 modern sleeping quarters, common lounge areas, study areas, laundry rooms, storage, and office space. This project also includes parking for 300 vehicles and installing more bus stops to encourage the use of public transit. Considering new recruits spend approximately two-thirds of their time in residence, we expect this facility will not only improve students’ living spaces and their ability to study but, ultimately, the quality of life for both new recruits and seasoned personnel that study, train, and live on the base.
We awarded the $42-million construction contract for this facility in November 2020 to Corebuild Construction Ltd., of North York, Ontario. Construction started in March 2021, and we expect the facility will be completed in fall 2024.The construction contract includes an Indigenous benefits plan, meaning the contractor must ensure at least 5% of the contract value is directed toward employment, training, or other economic benefits for Indigenous peoples. We expect over 220 jobs will be sustained in the region during construction.
The new training quarters will be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards and will include a number of green features, like energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. By modernizing and improving the energy efficiency of defence infrastructure, we are supporting the needs of a modern military, while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and saving on energy costs.
DND is building a new modern, multi-functional, and green accommodations facility at CFB Borden to support personnel studying and training at the base. This facility will provide sleeping quarters and spaces in which members can study, learn, and live while they develop the skills they need to...