Construction Update - October 2012

The CSE Long-Term Accommodation (LTA) project is progressing as planned. All of the major concrete pours were finished in the spring and the roof of the building is near completion. For the next few months, work will focus on installing the glass wall.

The landscaping of the site has begun along Ogilvie Road and Bathgate Drive. Some diseased trees may still need to be removed and replaced. The sidewalks, nature trails and pathways on the exterior of the security fence along Bathgate Drive will be ready for use by residents in late fall. These are for the benefit of the community and are part of the sustainable approach favoured by the Government of Canada for all new buildings.

The construction of a separate commercial building that will be located outside the secure perimeter of the LTA, along Ogilvie Road, is expected to begin in summer 2013. The building will house a daycare centre and a bank which will serve the local community as well as CSE employees.

An environmentally-friendly building

Upon completion, the LTA facility will meet the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, a green building rating system administered by the non-profit Canada Green Building Council. The implementation of sustainable practices and design will result in an estimated 45% energy cost savings. Some of the eco-friendly features include:

  • solar panels on the roof of the parking structure will enable some parts of the facility to operate on a net zero energy consumption;
  • rain water collected for landscape irrigation and other uses will reduce the use of potable water by 40%;
  • filtered water fountains will reduce the need and use of plastic water bottles; and
  • natural daylight will illuminate interior spaces, reduce energy consumption and provide a healthy environment for employees.

Traffic pattern on Ogilvie Road

The expansion of the intersection on Ogilvie Road (between Montana’s and East Side Mario’s restaurants) was finished at the end of September. This intersection will soon become the main entry point to the CSE site.

Project benefits

Over the course of construction, this project is expected to create up to 5,000 jobs for skilled trade workers. Once construction is completed, it is estimated that the LTA will generate $1.7 billion over 30 years in revenue, primarily to local service providers and approximately $8 million per year in payment-in-lieu-of-taxes to the City of Ottawa.

Contact information

For any questions or concerns related to the construction, please contact PCL Constructors Canada Inc. at 613-228-5375.

All other inquiries can be directed to CSE Media Relations and Public Affairs at 613-991-7248 or at