The redevelopment of the Royal Newfoundland
Constabulary (RNC) headquarters in St. John's continues with the
awarding of a tender for the second phase of construction on the Fort
"Our government will invest nearly $30 million
in phase two of this significant infrastructure project," said the
Honourable Felix Collins, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. "The
awarding of the tender for the next step in the redevelopment of RNC
headquarters at Fort Townshend will ensure the historic home of the RNC
provides appropriate space for this growing police organization."
The tender was awarded to Olympic Construction
of St. John's and consists of work to both the headquarters building and
the annex building. Phase two of the project will include converting the
headquarters' gymnasium into four floors of office space and the
expansion of the front of the headquarters with two stories of office
space, for a total of 45,000 square feet. This phase of the
redevelopment will also include the completion of the firing range and
the underground link between the annex and the main building.
"This next phase of construction for the
redevelopment of RNC Headquarters will assist us in providing enhanced
and specialized services to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador,"
said RNC Chief Robert Johnston. "This announcement will help ensure the
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary continues to provide safer
communities through policing excellence."
The first phase of redevelopment of the Fort
Townshend site included the construction of a secure underground parking
structure and an underground firing range, as well as the initial
construction of the underground link between the annex and main
headquarters buildings. The redevelopment is expected to be complete in
The Williams Government is investing $1
billion in provincial infrastructure this year, for a total
infrastructure strategy valued at more than $5 billion over the next
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