The high volume and value of construction permits continued last month with the strongest August in at least three years, according to municipal records.
With 875 permits granted by the city, August saw permit values total $178.5 million – a 54-per-cent leap year-over-year.
Behind August’s strong numbers was a $60.4-million permit to fitup the five-storey building on Ogilvie Road for Communications Security Establishment Canada. The project will be completed by a consortium led by PCL Constructors Canada Inc. and Plenary Properties Ltd. and is expected to create 4,000 to 5,000 jobs in the Ottawa area, according to CSEC’s website.
Also topping the charts was a $13.7-million permit to construct the 10-storey Kanata Lakes Apartments on Canadian Shield Avenue.
The top permits in August by value are:
Communications Security Establishment Canada
(1929 Ogilvie Rd.)
Description: Tenant fit-up in a five-storey
Kanata Lakes Apartments
(1025 Canadian Shield Ave.)
Contractor: Groupe Lepine
Description: Construct a 10-storey residential building with a two-storey underground parking garage
(241 Centrum Blvd.)
Contractor: Terlin Construction Ltd.
Description: Construct the superstructure for a four-storey, 41-unit apartment building
(300 Eagleson Rd.)
Description: Tenant fit-up in a one-storey retail building
3020 Hawthorne Rd.
Contractor: VCL Construction
Description: Construct a one-storey
South Nepean Muslim Community
Masjid and Community Center
(3020 Woodroffe Ave.)
Description: Construct a two-storey mosque and community centre
(428 Sparks St.)
Contractor: Broccolini Construction (Ontario) Inc.
Description: Construct a 21-storey residential condominium building (excavation and shoring only)
(224 Lyon St. N.)
Contractor: Paul Daoust Construction & Associates Ltd.
Description: Construct a 17-storey, 240-unit apartment building (excavation only)
House of Commons assembly building
(144 Wellington St.)
Contractor: EllisDon Corp.
Description: Construct a two-storey addition and interior/exterior alterations to a one-storey office building (excavation and shoring only)
South Nepean Catholic Elementary School
(3490 Cambrian Rd.)
Description: Construct a one-storey institutional building (foundation and shell only)
150 Laurier Ave. W.
Description: Interior alterations in a five-storey mixed-use building
Thunderbird Sports Centre
1927 Richardson Side Rd.
Description: Construct a one-storey recreational building
(1015 Bank St.)
Contractor: EllisDon Corp.
Description: Construct footing/foundation and podium slab for a one-storey mixed-use building (excavation and foundation only)
401 Coventry Rd.
Description: Construct a one-storey addition at the side of a one-storey warehouse building.
1725 Walkley Rd.
Contractor: Laurin & Co. (152610 Canada Inc.)
Description: Construct a one-storey retail building
Carleton Mushroom Farms Ltd.
(6280 Dalmeny Rd.)
Description: Construct an agricultural building (foundation and superstructure only)
Embassy of Japan
(255 Sussex Dr.)
Description: Construct a one-storey addition to a three-storey office building.