Construction permit values up 50% in October

Major multimillion-dollar construction projects at shopping centres downtown and in Kanata helped push up the value of permits the City of Ottawa handed out in October by 50 per cent.

The city registered $295,911,117 worth of permits for the month. That’s up from the $197,215,495 that it gave out in October 2012.

The total number of permits also increased to 825 in October from 715 a year earlier.

The most valuable projects were renovations at the Rideau Centre, the construction of a retail complex in Kanata that will house U.S.-based retailer Tanger Outlets and interior renovations to the Bank of Canada building on Wellington Street.

The top permits by value were:

The Rideau Centre

(50 Rideau St.)

Description: Interior alterations to the public spaces (washrooms, mall corridors, floor openings, ceiling & floor finishes, etc.) on levels one, two, three and four of a four-storey retail building.

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 289,737 square feet

Value: $38,453,483.46

Tanger Outlet Mall

(8555 Campeau Dr.)

Description: Construct a one-storey retail complex.

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 337,165 square feet

Value: $38,453,483.46

Bank of Canada

(234 Wellington St.)

Description: Interior alterations, including selective removals/preparation throughout a 12-storey office building for future building retrofit.

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Size: 831,953.4 square feet

Value: $34,454,891.35

Carleton University

(1125 Colonel By Dr.)

Description: Construct a three-level parking structure (including rooftop parking) with provision to expand to five levels.

Contractor: Doran Contractors Ltd.

Size: 141,120 square feet

Value: $10,000,000

Lansdowne Park, building B

(1015 Bank St.)

Description: Construct a two-storey retail building (shell only).

Contractor: Trinity Development Group Inc.

Size: 53,929 square feet

Value: $7,866,028.8

Lansdowne Park, building G1

(1015 Bank St.)

Description: Construct a two-storey retail building.

Contractor: Trinity Development Group Inc.

Size: 35,927 square feet

Value: $7,838,640

4487 Innes Rd.

Description: Construct a four-storey office building (superstructure only).

Contractor: Margard Ltd.

Size: 36,823 square feet

Value: $5,847,502

Lansdowne Park, building D

(1015 Bank St.)

Description: Construct a two-storey retail building.

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 22,354 square feet

Value: $5,752,275

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

(125 Sussex Dr.)

Description: Upgrade fire alarm and sprinkler system (all five buildings).

Contractor: C&M Electric Ltd.

Size: 1,103,301 square feet

Value: $3,597,180

The Kavanaugh by Domicile

(222 Beechwood Ave.)

Description: Construct a 10-storey condominium building (foundation only).

Contractor: Unknown

Size: 73,049 square feet

Value: $3,425,000

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October 2013

Number of permits: 825

Value of permits: $295,911,117

October 2012

Number of permits: 715

Value of permits: $197,215,495