Moving to NDHQ (Carling) Full Throttle

October 29, 2019 — Defence Stories

The Carling Campus Project Transformation team is currently in the second phase of its three phase project to re-locate approx. 9,300 Defence Team members from over 40 locations in the NCR to a unified NDHQ (Carling).

Phase two consists of relocating over 4,200 Defence Team members into the service center and Buildings 2, 3, 5 and 6 at NDHQ (Carling). It is the biggest phase of the project and to date the service center along with Buildings 3 and 5 have been delivered to DND.  It is anticipated that by December of this year almost 8,000 personnel will call NDHQ (Carling) their home.

Building 5 is the largest of the 10 interconnected buildings at NDHQ (Carling) and serves as the central hub. It houses the Minister of National Defence secondary offices, Chief of Defence Staff, as well as the L1 Joint Executive Floor (JEF).  It includes additional amenities such as a state of the art dental clinic, a Starbucks, a new cafeteria (opening in Fall 2019), a CANEX, SISIP offices, a barbershop, as well as a Learning Centre and a Sacred Space.

Building 3 is the new home for various ADM’s including Finance and Public Affairs.  It will also have its own cafeteria and boasts bright, open concept meeting and working areas and lunch rooms in order to provide its occupants with a much more vibrant working environment.

Building 2 is currently forecasted to be ready for DND’s occupancy in November 2019 and will be the new home for the largest military fitness facility in the NCR.  The surrounding area outside of this building will showcase basketball and volleyball courts.

As part of phase two, Building 6 also welcomed its permanent occupants with the moves of members from the headquarters of the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy.

Workplace 2.0 is in full swing in all of the buildings at NDHQ (Carling) which provides all occupants with bright interactive work spaces complete with plentiful meeting and lunch areas.

Phase three moves will start in the New Year and will see over 1,300 additional Defence Team members relocating into the Pavilion, Buildings 7 and 10. The second floor of the East wing of building 10 will house the latest workspace environment concept for federal government employees known as GCworkplace.

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