Police exec flags construction costs in briefing for new south-end cop shop

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An Ottawa police executive warned board members about rising construction costs during a meeting Thursday before going into a closed session to discuss the bid…
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Article content An Ottawa police executive warned board members about rising construction costs during a meeting Thursday before going into a closed session to discuss the bid results for a new south-end station, estimated to cost more than $100 million. The concept for a new Ottawa Police Services south-end station has been in development for about 15 years, but the work to design and build a three-storey facility on a 15-acre site at 3505 Prince of Wales Dr. has ramped up over the past three years. We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

tap here to see other videos from our team. Try refreshing your browser, or Police exec flags construction costs in briefing for new south-end cop shop Back to video Police services board members received an update on the project during a finance and audit committee meeting, with chief administrative officer Jeff Letourneau highlighting the challenging market conditions in the construction industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone involved in construction projects — from adding a deck to a single-family home to building a new institutional facility — knows about increasing costs over the past year.

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