Government completes new vehicle maintenance facility at CFB Kingston
October 13, 2020 – Kingston, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is investing in Defence infrastructure to provide our military personnel with modern, functional, and green facilities in which to work and train.
Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced the completion of a new vehicle maintenance and transportation facility for the Integrated Logistics Section (ILS) at CFB Kingston. The $48.5-million project was completed in June 2020 and provided economic benefits for the community by generating about 180 jobs during construction.
The centralized, 9,910-m2 facility provides a single, convenient location for ILS operations. The new facility consolidates maintenance, transport, and supply functions on the base, and provides personnel with more space for storage, vehicle maintenance, and transport operations. The space and layout provided will reduce repair time, minimize costs of contracting out maintenance work, and ensure personnel have adequate storage to better support future growth at CFB Kingston.
“Modern, green, and functional infrastructure is at the heart of a well-equipped and engaged military. This is why it is a priority to ensure our personnel have the infrastructure they need. This new facility is a critical investment in our personnel and CFB Kingston.”
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence
“This project is an important investment in CFB Kingston and the surrounding community. Designing and constructing this new, modern facility supported regional contractors and helped sustain jobs in and around Kingston. Investments like these help guarantee our military has functional and environmentally-efficient infrastructure.”
Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands
“This project shows that the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces are committed to helping local economies by selecting QuadPro Construction from here in Richmond Hill. These investments in greener infrastructure create positive economic impacts across the country and in local communities like ours.”
Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill
ILS personnel are responsible for maintaining over 900 vehicles and 800 boats, including cars, buses, armoured vehicles, bulldozers, excavators, and more.
The $34-million construction contract for this project was awarded to QuadPro Construction of Richmond Hill, Ont. The $2.7-million design contract was awarded to Colbourne & Kembel Architects of Kingston, Ont.
This new ILS facility was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standards, and uses about 25% less energy than industry standard facilities of similar size.
Office of the Minister of National Defence
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