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 by significantly reducing carbon emissions in municipal operations.
Fire Hall upgrades complete
The Fire Hall upgrades are substantially complete, and the Fire Hall is fully operational.
Municipal Hall upgrades
September 2021 update
The ground floor office area is now completed and a number of District staff moved into those offices in August 2021. Work continues on the main floor in the Council Chamber and in the administration offices. The anticipated completion of these areas is early October 2021.
The contractor has begun the final preparation work for the concrete shear walls that need to be installed in the tower section of the office area. Unfortunately, to accommodate this work, the existing concrete walls and floors must be jackhammered out before the new walls can be installed. Although it takes place indoors, this activity can be loud and may be disruptive for the neighbourhood. This work is critical and must be completed before moving on to the next stage.
There are two main shear walls that must be installed inside the building and the crews can only work on one wall at a time so as not to compromise the structural integrity of the building. The jackhammering of the existing concrete walls and floors will take about two months to complete.
Upon completion of these shear walls, the windows in the tower area will be installed and the final finishing of the office areas within the tower will begin.
Project completion is anticipated in March 2022. 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.
Staff will provide an update on the Municipal Hall Seismic Upgrades and Renewal Project at the upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday, September 13. View agenda.
Thank you for your continued patience as we complete this necessary work.