Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 17, 2011 11:00 ET

New Military Support Centre in London

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Today, Laurie Hawn, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced plans to construct a new facility to house the Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) and 2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron Detachment London (2 ASG Sig Sqn Det). This facility at Area Support Unit (ASU) London will address the current lack of infrastructure needed to house the two units.

"Our government is committed to improving and standardizing the care offered to injured and ill Canadian Forces personnel, veterans and their families. Through the creation of the Integrated Personnel Support Centre, the Department of National Defence is delivering on this commitment," said Mr. Hawn. "The construction of this new facility ensures military members in London have the resources they need to do their job properly and effectively."

This project, valued at approximately $1.3 million, includes the construction of a new 871 m2 facility that will address current accessibility issues and be more conducive to providing the services required for ill or injured Canadian Forces personnel. The project also entails the demolition of the facility that currently houses 2 ASG Sig Sqn Det London.

In line with the Canada First Defence Strategy, there is a need to update and replace dated defence infrastructure to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Government of Canada will conduct open, fair, and transparent competition processes in order to award the contracts associated with this project at ASU London

The Department of National Defence holds a large number of properties all across the country to support the Canadian Forces, including some 21,000 buildings, 2.25 million hectares of land, 5,500 km of roads, and 3,000 km of water, storm, and sewer pipes.

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