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August 7, 2014 10:31 AM

City says the new RCMP building is very close to completion, with only last-minute details left to finish

With final touches being done on the new RCMP building, Brent Stasiuk, protective services director with the city, said everyone involved is looking forward to the move.

As for timelines, the date to hand over the keys has been delayed a couple of times for various reasons — including the initial contractor defaulting. The final date was set for July 31 this year, but Stasiuk stressed the building is 99 per cent complete.

“We’re obviously past that by a few days now, but we are very close to that project being completed,” he said. “We feel within a week or two, everything should be tidied up.”

Furniture for the building is currently being delivered, installed and set up. After that, both the police department and at the city’s protective services will begin moving.

The official open date has yet to be set.

As for what’s left to complete, Stasiuk said the paint needs to be touched up, a couple of loose ends need to be tied off and the landscaping needs to be completed.

The original budget for the project was set at $16.5 million. After the original contractor defaulted, the city said it would maintain that budget.

Last year, however the estimated total cost was increased to $17.1 million.

Stasiuk stressed the final budget should come in less than that.

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