This complex undertaking of the Centre Block project will include the replacement of electrical, mechanical, security systems and fire safety systems and the restoration of the building’s wood, plaster, stonework, stained glass, frescos and metalwork. Security Through Safe Design will provide the security consulting services for this Project, working closely with the CENTRUS team and the various Parliamentary Stakeholders.
More than 5.5 million pounds of asbestos material have been removed from the building, along with thousands of truckloads of bedrock from the ground in front, as part of the project’s expansion of the underground Parliament Welcome Centre.
One of the largest, lengthiest and most expensive renovations in Canada, the restoration and modernization of the Centre Block is part of a group of other important projects involving the reconstruction of the Centre Block, West Block and the East Block. The Centre Block’s restoration is expected to take at least a decade to complete.