New federal building in Shawinigan: construction project

Learn about the construction of a new building on the current site of the National Verification and Collections Centre of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in Shawinigan.

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Project overview


4695 Shawinigan-Sud Boulevard, Shawinigan, Quebec

Type of project

Construction of a new building that meets sustainable development requirements

Deconstruction of the existing building and construction of the parking lot

Lead department

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Firms responsible

Gagnon, Letellier, Cyr, Ricard, Mathieu et associés, architectes, S.E.N.C., Coarchitecture Inc., en consortium

Pomerleau Inc.


The total cost of the project, including all taxes, is $284.3M

Project status

Construction in progress

Next step

Deconstruction of the current building and construction of the parking lot will take place after the construction of the new building.

Project description

PSPC will be this building’s owner. This 3-storey construction will provide total usable space of 10,578 square metres.

The project is carried out in project-management mode, which means there is a collaboration between PSPC, the architecture and engineering consultant and the managing construction contractor.

This approach makes it possible to create efficiencies and begin the construction before the design work is completed.

Adaptation to federal employee needs

Given the new reality of hybrid workplace, this new building will provide a modern workplace that is better aligned with the current and future space needs identified by the federal departments housed on-site to optimize space occupancy.

Approximately 2,000 employees will work in the new building. These employees work for:

Sustainable development and energy efficiency

In order to meet the government’s new sustainable development requirements, the new building will be constructed for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and BOMA BEST Gold certifications.

The building will:

We expect the building to be 25% more efficient than National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings requirements. The building will have high energy performance with triple glazing and quality exterior walls to increase insulation and maximized natural lighting. Major construction materials will be selected with transparency targets to specifically calculate, and ultimately reduce, their impact on GHG emissions. Over 90% of construction waste from the new building and deconstruction of the existing building will be diverted from landfill.

This project will be completed in compliance with sustainable development principles:

The ceiling of the atrium will feature locally sourced wood, giving it a warm, prestigious feel.


Photo gallery

Follow the progress of this project with the on-site camera.

Select the image to enlarge.

  • View enlarged image of the view of the atrium and its ceiling featuring local wood.
  • View enlarged image of modern space showcasing exterior views and natural light.
  • View enlarged image of common area showcasing a biophilic design and including a green wall.
  • View enlarged image of a front view of the new federal building in Shawinigan.
  • View enlarged image of an aerial view of the new federal building in Shawinigan in its natural environment.

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