The finish line is in sight for the completion of the new Protective Services Building that will house Cochrane RCMP and Municipal Enforcement, detachments.
Stacey Loe, Executive Director of Protective and Community Services for the Town of Cochrane says, “The project continues to make great gains, we anticipate we will be on time and under budget with the delivery of that finalized facility for our community. We are excited to see that facility come to completion this summer and have all our policing services under one roof.”
The RCMP members moving into the building are very excited as they outgrew the current detachment facility a very long time ago. The move-in is set for this summer.
The building is located on 4.66 acres of land on the corner of Horse Creek Road and Highway 1A in the community of Heartland. The price tag will include contingencies and funds for furniture, fixtures, and equipment. The construction is currently at the finishing stage with, “Flooring and painting and at some point furniture delivery and installation. Once we have a primarily substantial completion, the RCMP secures the building for approximately a month and they go through and do their sweep before the other services that are going to be housed in there can be in the building and the building can be opened to the public.” says Loe.
Construction began in May of 2021 with a budget of $23 million and a finish date for the summer of 2023.