New Protective Services Building
Located in Heartland on a 4.66 acre parcel
- Jan 26 Release: Council gets first look at renderings for the new Protective Services Building
- Jan 25: Project update presented to council
- Detailed rendering
- Watch a flyover rendering here
- Join Mayor Jeff Genung and RCMP Staff Sgt Bruner for a conversation about the new Protective Services Building starting construction this spring. Watch here
- Release: Construction set to start on Cochrane's capital projects
- Jun 8: Stripping and grading of the site is underway
- Jul 13: Deep services and foundation work is well underway; the first concrete pour to take the building out of the ground was completed this week.
- Development permit application submitted: Nov 2020
- Development permit issued: Feb 2021
- Building permit issued: Apr 2021
- Construction commencement: End of Apr-Early May 2021
- Estimated project completion: Spring 2023
Over the last number of years, beginning with work done by the former Protective Services Advisory Committee, Town Administration has been working toward the planning and construction of a new Detachment. A new facility is identified as a need through the obligations under the Municipal Police Service Agreement, which requires the Municipality to provide police member accommodations. The current detachment is a federally owned asset that is well beyond its functional life. Once the RCMP move in to the new building, they will make regular lease payments to the Town.
The Protective Services Advisory Committee was key in determining the future location/area for the facility. From there, Administration began to research policing needs and size of parcel required. This resulted in a slight shift from the original location chosen, to a larger parcel, still within the community of Heartland, located at the South of Highway 1A, at the intersection of the highway and Horse Creek Road.
Estimated cost $23 million
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
- Provide a single location for all policing matters to serve Cochrane and the surrounding area.
This supports Council's strategic priority of focusing on services and spaces that achieve a safe and improved sense of community, and specifically, design and build a new integrated RCMP and Municipal Enforcement detachment.
Updated on June 10, 2021