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Public Works and Government Services Canada

January 14, 2015 14:23 ET

Harper Government Launches a Call for Tenders for the Reconstruction and Expansion of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

The Reconstruction Contract to Create Local Jobs in Québec

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2015) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today the launch of a call for tenders for the reconstruction and expansion of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury.

The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury is a centrepiece of Québec City's rich architectural and historical landscape. The reconstruction of this National Historic Site of Canada will generate jobs in Québec and culminate in an exciting new space that will host cultural and community activities, government offices and will be a tribute to the Voltigeurs de Québec.

The contract will be awarded in spring 2015. The builder will use the design unveiled by the Prime Minister Harper in 2012 and the plans and specifications prepared by the architectural consortium Arcop/DFS/STGM.

Construction work is planned to begin in summer 2015, for completion in summer 2017.

Quick Facts

  • The reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury represents an investment of approximately $104 million under Canada's Economic Action Plan, including an anticipated $93 million for the reconstruction work, plans, as well as project management.
  • The concept and drawings reflect the emphasis on and deep respect for heritage preservation and the architectural integrity of the original building.
  • Surviving elements of the original structure and drawing inspiration from Eugène-Étienne Taché's original design will be used in the reconstruction.
  • The reconstruction of the armoury will also be done in a manner that honours the government's commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

Quotes

"I am delighted to see that we are moving forward with the reconstruction of this military architectural gem, which characterizes the city of Québec. This important and historic work will create jobs in Québec and ensure Canadians will enjoy the Armoury for many years to come."

The Honourable Diane Finley

Minister of Public Works and Government Services

"Once again, our government is keeping its word and delivering on its commitments as today's call for tenders moves us another step closer to the reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury."

The Honourable Denis Lebel

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related links

Reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury in Québec

Design for reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada - Quebec region
    514-496-3588