The construction of a $131-million, 15,000 square metre facility that will house the 2 Air Expeditionary Wing was announced earlier this week (Wed, Nov. 15) by the federal government. It will accommodate training facilities, classrooms, administrative spaces and workshops to support the Wing, which comprises 300 personnel.
The unit was created in 2007 to provide operational and training equipment in support of RCAF deployments overseas.
“By investing $131 million to build this new facility in Bagotville, we will sustain approximately 600 jobs during construction – and provide Canadian Armed Forces members with the modern infrastructure that they deserve,” said Minister of National Defence Bill Blair. “This new facility will improve operations for 2 Air Expeditionary Wing personnel and better meet their needs, contributing to the safety and security of all Canadians.”
Sullivan & Son Limited of Arnprior, Ontario was awarded the design and construction contract. When completed, it will meet LEED Silver standards, incorporating energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems and rainwater capture technology.