Tenders requested for police HQ renovations
A request for tenders has gone out for the $1.2-million renovation of Cape Breton Regional Police headquarters on Grand Lake Road.
The tender call was issued by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Tuesday and the closing date for tender offers is Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.
In the tender document, the CBRM noted it hoped to award the contract as soon as possible after the closing date.
“(The work) will hopefully get underway in late August and it will probably end up being an eight- to 10-week construction schedule,” said Bill Murphy, manager of building services with the CBRM. “So hopefully, it’ll be concluded by around the end of November.”
The proposed renovation work to the interior of the building consists of electrical and mechanical upgrades and alterations, new architectural works, doors, specialty fittings and finishes, as well as work to interior offices and locker rooms, including new partitions, doors, frames and hardware, flooring, ceilings, and millwork.
Earlier this year, CBRM council voted to approve the $1.2-million renovation, with Chief Peter McIsaac saying the building required an overhaul to meet the force’s needs over the next decade.
Changes to be made during the renovations include moving the patrol unit to the main floor and closer to the record section and K-9 unit, creating proper briefing and interview rooms, and improving the ventilation system.