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Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus

This project is a partnership between the City of Barrie and County of Simcoe. Once complete, this modern facility will house the Barrie Police ServiceSimcoe County Paramedic Services and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service backup dispatch communications in one location at 110 Fairview Road in Barrie.

Project Updates

July 2019 Progress Report  

  • Paving and curbing has started on the parking lot for the campus with 50% of the south-east phase now complete.
  • Perimeter security fencing has begun along the south lot line.
  • Exterior brick installation is progressing on the West elevation.
  • Exterior glazing progresses and in now 90% complete, and exterior siding progresses at 80% complete.
  • Atrium scaffolding is erected to allow for installation of electrical, mechanical and drywall finishes in the Atrium.
  • Tiling has begun in the washroom spaces while carpet tile install starts through the last week of July.
  • The raised electrical access floor has begun in the 911 call taking space.
  • Fire protection sprinkler install is now 80% complete through Building ‘A’.
  • Building ‘C’ concrete slab-on-grade is now complete as the block walls are being built.

Next Priorities

  • Continue curbs, walkways, and asphalt parking lots with the next focus being on the west side of the lot along Fairview Road.
  • Landscaping will begin with topsoil arriving through the first weeks of August.
  • Progress with perimeter fencing, focusing on the chain link security fence along the industrial property lines.
  • Finish tiling washroom walls and floors.
  • Complete installation of the two remaining elevators.
  • Installation of Building ‘C’ overhead garage doors.
June 2019
  • Interior drywall partition install continues throughout the building.
  • With glazing install underway, the exterior envelop of the atrium is nearly complete.
  • Civil site works are in full swing. Soil is being moved in preparation for upcoming concrete and asphalt paving later this season.
  • Exterior siding install is approximately 75% complete as exterior brick begins.
  • Building C's radiant heating lines and insulation have been laid for the soon approaching concrete slab on grade pour.
  • A progress update memo was provided to Council on June 17th 2019.

Next Priorities

  • Continue progressing with interior drywall and painting throughout the building.
  • Continue exterior siding and masonry work.
  • Focus on civil work and underground services for forthcoming curbs, walkways and parking lots.
  • Pour Building 'C' slab on grade.
May 2019
  • First coat of final paint has started on Level 4 and priming has begun on Level 3 where able.
  • Drywalling continues through Level 3 working down.
  • The concrete stairs and floors have been poured in the building’s atrium.
  • Winter hoarding is removed and exterior walls and cladding have begun in these remaining areas.
  • Civil site works have restarted as the frost has melted and the weather continues to improve.

Next Priorities

  • Continue drywall and painting progressing from Level 4 and down.
  • Continue exterior cladding and remaining exterior walls.
  • Focus on civil work and underground services.
  • A progress update memo was provided to Council on June 17th
April 2019
  • All mechanical roof top units are installed on Building ‘A’ Level 4 south and Building ‘C’.
  • Building ‘C’ overhead electrical is nearly complete and underground mechanical has begun.
  • The 4th floor mechanical room is nearly complete in Building ‘A’ with only some minor piping remaining.
  • Drywall priming has begun on Level 4 while drywall, taping, and mudding is nearing completion.
  • T-Bar ceiling installation has started.
  • Atrium steel super structure is built.
  • Areas of winter hording have been removed as the temperatures continue to rise.

Next Priorities

  • Continue of exterior siding on Building ‘A’, interior steel stud partitions, insulation, dry walling, and elevator installation among other construction activities.
  • Remove all winter hoarding once the weather has stabilized.
  • Focus on atrium roof decking and exterior.
  • Following the winter pause, site civil works are expected to begin in May. 
March 2019
  • All glazing on east face and levels 3 and 4 on west face of the building have been installed.
  • All roofing is now water tight and substantially complete on both Building ‘A’ and Building ‘C’
  • Install of structural steel for Building ‘A’ atrium is expected to begin early April.
  • Exterior siding installation continues on Building ‘A’. The west face is complete on levels 3 and 4 and continues clockwise around the building, now progressing on to the east face.
  • Drywall board install is complete on level 4 and crews continue to tape and mud. Crews have begun to install boarding on level 3.
  • Mechanical duct and electrical rough-ins continue throughout Building ‘A’
  • Building ‘C’ overhead rough-ins have begun.
  • A memo was provided to council March 25th to update on project progress.

Next Priorities

  • Continue progress with exterior siding, interior insulation, dry walling, and elevator installation among other construction activities.
  • Following the winter pause site civil works are expected to begin again in May as the frost thaws. 
February 2019
  • Exterior siding installation has begun and will continue through the months of March and April.
  • Roofing is nearly complete, the only remaining areas include Building ‘C’ roof and small portion on Building ‘A’ above the Paramedics Garage Bay. Anticipated completion is early March.
  • Building ‘A’ interior stud wall insulation is substantially complete.
  • Dry walling continues throughout Building ‘A’ with Level 4 being nearly complete. Crews continue to tape, mud, and board, and are moving to Level 3.
  • Concrete blocking is nearly complete for detention cells walls and, once complete, the cell doors will be installed in early March.
  • Installation and testing of elevators has commenced. One elevator is estimated operational by end of March.

Next Priorities

  • Continue progress with exterior siding, interior steel stud partitions, insulation, dry walling, and elevator installation among other construction activities.
  • Structural steel delivery and construction for Building ‘A’ atrium is expected early March.
  • A Council Memo will be provided at end of March/early April to update council on project progress.
  • Site works are planned to begin again following the winter pause in late March/early April, weather permitting.
January 2019
  • Building insulation and exterior siding install has started.
  • All tower cranes have been dismantled and removed from site.
  • Communications Tower installation to support 911 dispatch calling is now complete.
  • Interior steel stud partition install is in full swing to begin drywalling on Level 4.
  • Mechanical and electrical rough-in continue throughout the building.
  • Site works have paused for the winter season and will begin again late March or April, weather permitting.
  • Permanent gas and electrical service is now installed to the facility.
  • Elevators install has started and is ongoing.
  • Exterior glazing install is progressing on the west building face.

Next Priorities

  • Continue exterior siding and window install.
  • Complete electrical and mechanical rough-in’s.
  • Deliver and install cell detention doors.
  • Continue installing elevators.
  • Continue progress with interior steel stud partition install drywalling, down from level 4.
November 2018
  • All shoring throughout the building has been removed
  • Backfilling of Building ‘C’ foundations is complete
  • Building ‘C’ pre-manufactured structure has been delivered and installed
  • Building envelope works continue to progress to enclose the exterior of the structure
  • Installation of roof decking on Building ‘A’ has started
  • Foundation for communications tower is complete
  • Progress with interior steel stud and partition install
  • Continue progress with mechanical and electrical works for Building ‘A’
  • Underground site services underway, with a focus on installing underground storm system to serve roof drains

Next Priorities

  • Interior sprinkler systems install
  • Install portions of glass
  • Complete all roofing sections and weather tight
  • Dismantle and remove tower cranes
  • Deliver and install communications tower
  • Continue progress with site works
October 2018
  • Building ‘A’ superstructure is now complete
  • Continue to remove shoring throughout the building
  • Building envelope works are progressing to enclose the exterior of the structure
  • Progress with mechanical and electrical works for Building ‘A’
  • Building ‘C’ foundations and footings have been poured
  • Excavate and pour foundation for communications tower base

A Community Information Session was held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Allandale Recreation Centre (view the presentation). If you were unable to attend, but would like further information on this project, please contact the project hotline number: (705) 739-4220 Ext. 7911.

Next Priorities

  • Continue exterior wall masonry, steel stud, and sheathing install
  • Remove all shoring throughout the building
  • Dismantle and remove tower cranes
  • Backfill Building ‘C’ foundations
  • Deliver Building ‘C’ pre-manufactured structure
  • Deliver and install communications tower
  • Present project progress update to Council on November 19th      
September 2018
  • Major site construction is ongoing and progressing well
  • Level 3 suspended slab and vertical are now complete
  • Level 4 suspended slab is now complete
  • Shoring on Level 1 has been removed
  • Works have started on Building ‘A’ roof decking
  • Exterior walls masonry, steel stud, and sheathing install has begun on level 1
  • Mechanical and electrical slab rough-ins are ongoing and progressing well
  • Begin excavation for Building ‘C’ foundations and footings
  • Project Progress Memo was presented to Council September 24th 2018

Next Priorities

  • Continue exterior walls masonry, steel stud, and sheathing install
  • Begin exterior site servicing works involving underground services and earthmoving
  • Concrete footing and foundation works for Building ‘C’
August 2018
  • Major site construction is ongoing and progressing well
  • To date, 700 tonnes of rebar have been installed and 1,200+ concrete trucks have delivered to site
  • Level 2 suspended slab and verticals concrete pours are now complete
  • Continued pouring of concrete for Level 3 suspended slab and verticals until finished
  • Mechanical and electrical slab rough-ins are ongoing and progressing well
  • Phase 1 of backfilling is complete

Next Priorities

  • Complete Level 3 suspended slab
  • Begin concrete pour of Level 4 suspended slab
  • Continue mechanical and electrical slab rough-ins for Level 4
  • Prepare to remove shoring on Level 1 upon completion of second pour on Level 4 suspended slab
  • Prepare for exterior walls masonry and drywall works
  • Begin exterior site servicing works involving underground services and earthmoving
  • Project Progress Memo is scheduled to Council September 24th 2018
July 2018
  • Major site construction is ongoing and progressing well
  • Suspended Slab and verticals for Level 2 are nearly complete with the final pour of the North section scheduled for end of July/first week of August
  • Preparations for Level 3 suspended slab are in the works
  • In-slab radiant heat glycol lines are complete in Paramedic maintenance garage bay
  • Phased back filling is scheduled for late July
  • Mechanical and electrical slab rough-ins are ongoing and progressing well

Next Priorities

  • Continue phased backfilling
  • Begin concrete pour of Level 3 suspended slab
  • Continue mechanical and electrical slab rough-ins for level 3
June 2018
  • Major site construction is ongoing and progressing well
  • All slab-on-grade for Level 1 is complete
  • Portions of the Level 2 south suspended slab have been poured and continuing towards the north
  • In-slab radiant heat glycol lines have been set for Paramedic maintenance garage bay
  • Mechanical and electrical services are ongoing and progressing well
  • Retaining wall is complete on south of site

Next Priorities

  • Preparing for elevator core walls on Level 2
  • Continue pouring level 2 suspend slab north
  • Level 2 suspended slab pour complete by end of July
May 2018
  • Major site construction is ongoing and progressing well
  • A portion of the south slab on grade has been poured
  • Foundation walls and verticals are complete for Level 1
  • Working towards completion of underground mechanical and electrical services
  • Backfilling for Building A is substantially complete

Next Priorities:

  • Complete concrete slab on grade for Level 1
  • Prepare second floor formwork for south slab
  • Complete backfilling
April 2018
  • Major site construction is ongoing and progressing well
  • Tower Crane 2 was erected on April 18th
  • Bulk excavation for the building footprint is complete
  • South foundations and footings are complete Foundation works and verticals are progressing to the north

Next Priorities:

  • Pouring south slab
  • Continue with north foundations and verticals
  • North slab pour planned for end of month
March 2018
  • The contractor has begun major site construction and is progressing well
  • Tower Crane 1  was erected on Monday March 26th
  • Bulk excavation is underway and nearly complete
  • Foundation wall and footings are ongoing

Next Priorities:

  • Tower Crane 2 construction is scheduled for April
  • Continue with south foundation works and underground servicing
February 2018

The Project Team presented the building designs to the Accessibility Advisory Committee on January 25th 2018. The Committee gives direction on new City Facility’s design and construction in regards to the accessibility for persons with disabilities. The presentation concluded with positive reviews and results.

Accessible design features of the campus include:

  • Same accessible routes to the lobby and throughout the building.
  • All public spaces can be used by everyone.
  • All entrances throughout are accessible.
  • Reception designed to AODA standards.
  • All corridors are six feet wide.

Next Priorities:
The Project Team is on track for major building constructions to start March 2018.

January 2018

Blu-Mar Excavating & Grading Ltd mobilized on site on Nov. 20th to proceed with early site work construction:

  • Preserved identified trees
  • Removed and de-grubbed remaining trees
  • Installed construction fencing
  • Top soil removed and graded
  • Road, swales and entrance gates completed
  • Early site work construction was substantially completed in December 22nd 2017

Next Priorities:

  • Site trailer is being mobilized with interior work and temporary utility hook ups anticipated to be complete this month (January 2018).
  • Major building construction projected to start late February 2018
2017 Updates

November 1, 2017
The City of Barrie, in partnership with the County of Simcoe held a groundbreaking event to mark the official start of construction for the Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus. The facility is scheduled to be complete in early 2020. Check out the FAQs below to learn about construction impacts.

August 29, 2017

A Community Information Session will be held on September 19th, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm at the Southshore Community Centre located at 205 Lakeshore Drive in Barrie. What to expect at the Community Information Session:

  • presentation from the project team of the campus concept, phasing and project timing.
  • An opportunity to meet the project team, City and County staff.
  • Ask questions, provide your thoughts, comments and feedback regarding the proposed development.

Anyone who is unable to attend the Community Information Session but would like further information on this project can contact Rick Pews, Director of Corporate Facilities, at 705-739-4220 ext. 4710 or rick.pews@barrie.ca

August 21, 2017

City of Barrie and County of Simcoe announce location for emergency services campus at 110 Fairview Road in Barrie. A community information session will be held in September 2017.

Details about the information session will be posted on this web page and communicated via letter to neighbourhood residents, This Week in Barrie (distributed Thursdays in the Barrie Examiner), the community events calendar, Facebook, and Twitter. The County will also provide information on www.simcoe.ca and via Facebook and Twitter.

July 25, 2017
Following a series of amendments, City Council approved the Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus at a special meeting last night. The project will proceed in a phased approach with the Barrie Police Headquarters and County of Simcoe Paramedic components being constructed in the first phase and the police and fire training facility components being deferred to a future date. In the meantime, the Barrie Police Service will retain their current location of 79 Bell Farm Road for training purposes and Barrie firefighters will continue training at their Saunders Road location.

Project Overview

The Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus brings together the Barrie Police Service, Simcoe County Paramedic Services and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service under an innovative partnership arrangement that maximizes cost-effectiveness and service efficiency for the community. 

The Campus model will save approximately $15 million (15%) in capital costs + 18% ($370k) annually in operations & maintenance costs when compared to standalone facilities.

The Campus will include the following major components:

Phase 1:

Barrie Police Headquarters: to replace the existing outgrown building at Sperling Drive and 60 Bell Farm Road.

County of Simcoe Paramedic Services: paramedic operational hub with ambulance storage, mobile command unit, support areas and staff/administrative spaces.

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service backup dispatch communications.

Phase 2:

Barrie Police and Fire Training Facility: multidisciplinary fire and emergency service training facility.

Phase 2 of the Campus is deferred, subject to direction by City of Barrie & County of Simcoe Councils.

Integrated Project Delivery approach

To create a state-of-the-art facility requires a state-of-the-art process. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) brings all project stakeholders together early on in the process to collaboratively harness the talents and insights of all participants to optimize the project results, increase value, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. The outcome of IPD is the opportunity to design, build, and operate as efficiently as possible. Learn more about the IPD process, including team members.

Project Schedule

The development process is anticipated to occur over the following estimated time ranges:

June 2017

Validation Phase: This phase includes capturing the needs of the facility users, creating a high level design, determining facility location and establishing cost estimates. A Validation Report was presented to Barrie City Council at a meeting on June 5. Councillors continued discussions at a meeting on June 19

July 24 2017

 Barrie City Council approves project.

July 2017 Design - Phase 1
 2017 - 2020 Construction - Phase 1
2020 

Phase 1 Facility Complete, with staged occupancy of the finished building occurring through the first few months of 2020.

Benefits of Co-Location

There are many operational, capital cost and ongoing cost benefits to bringing the three partners together in a campus setting and sharing common facilities.

Operational Benefits
  • Better inter-agency access and communication  
  • More efficient logistics and support process
  • Backup systems that can support all services in an emergency (e.g. power outage)
  • More flexible use of parking for visitors and training attendees
Project Cost Savings
  • Building space savings through sharing: The total area required under a combined building scenario is less than that required for individual buildings for each partner. 
  • Mechanical & electrical spaces & equipment: Large, high-efficiency units can be located in a central mechanical room serving the entire facility.
  • More robust back-up systems for mechanical & electrical systems, andcommunications: (e.g. multiple air handling units, chillers, cooling tower, more feasible dual feeds for electric service, water and communications lines)
  • More efficient use of parking space: Having a shared/common area will allow each to provide fewer spaces under this scenario compared to separate buildings.
  • Common/shared municipal services instead of separate: A large part of the construction cost for separate buildings is the provision of electrical, gas, water, storm, sanitary, storm and communications connections. In a combined building scenario the costs can be significantly less than for individual separate buildings.
  • Project design, administration and project management costs: The costs to engage design and other consultants, and to administer and manage the project will be less for a single construction contract than for separate contracts.
Operational Cost Savings
  • Energy cost savings: By using mechanical equipment that is more efficient energy costs would be less in a combined building. There is also a potential to have less exterior wall surface and a more compact building configuration.
  • Building/facility/grounds maintenance: Costs for a single facility maintenance/janitorial contract would be less for a single location than for individual buildings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Will there be any changes to the road?

The City’s traffic study for the Campus project has concluded that the Campus traffic volumes will not cause any operational issues and will not add significant delay or congestion to the existing local roadway network. A left-hand turning lane will be constructed for those entering the Campus site, which will assist with continuous traffic flow on Fairview Road.

With the completion of the new Harvie Road crossing over Hwy 400 by the end of 2020, traffic volumes at the existing Mapleview and Essa interchanges will decrease.

Why do we need the Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus?

The City of Barrie has been experiencing unprecedented growth over the past decade and now has a residential population in excess of 150,000 with an additional 50,000 residents expected over the next ten years. Additional Police and Emergency Services will be required to serve Barrie’s growing population as the newly acquired annexed lands are developed. The Campus is being designed with the flexibility to accommodate the community’s growth needs for the next 25 years.

The Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus will leverage both capital and operational efficiencies through a partnership that will foster innovation, collaboration, and sustainable values to support community growth, safety, care and satisfaction. The Campus concept provides a centralized platform from which our first responders can develop and implement programs that best meet the current and future needs of the community.

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services engaged Deloitte Consulting several years ago to assist in the development of a facility model to improve response times and maximize efficiencies. One of the recommended principles established in the model was the use of hub / post facilities. The Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus is the “hub” described in the hub / post model.

Why was the 110 Fairview Road site chosen?

The site (110 Fairview Road, Barrie) is centrally located within the city, with access to several arterial roads, and is visible from the 400, offering suitable GIS response times to support optimal emergency response to the community while providing adequate area to support future growth.

The shape of the site and extended frontage along Fairview Road facilitates the planning of a Campus building that maximizes efficiency with good exposure to the street, providing prominent public access.

Were other locations considered?

Yes several sites were considered, with Fairview Site achieving highest score when evaluated against several criteria categories including size, location, typography, environmental, GIS analysis, and suitability. The Fairview site was selected based on the best combination of usability and value.

Why is the Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus located in Barrie and not Simcoe County?

Barrie is centrally located within the County and allows for greater efficiency in supply chain management throughout the County. Barrie is also the current location of Paramedic Operations Supervisors and has the highest number of emergency calls in the County. By centralizing operational and logistical control in one building, the Service will not only be able to better support paramedics in and around the City of Barrie but will also increase the quality and efficiencies for logistical support and command functions to the other County municipalities. The ability to partner with the Barrie Police Service and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service also offers unique opportunities to improve the overall response to emergency calls.


Project Costs
How much is the Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus going to cost?

The total project budget for Phase 1 is $103 million. Phase 2 (training facility) has a forecasted cost of $29 million, resulting in a total forecasted cost of $132 million for the entire Campus project.

How much will combining these services in one location save?

The Campus model will save approximately $15 million (15%) in capital costs + 18% ($370k) annually in operations & maintenance costs when compared to standalone facilities.


Project Schedule
When did construction on Phase 1 begin?

Early site preparations began in late fall of 2017, with construction commencing in early 2018.

When will construction on the Phase 1 facility be complete? When will the first phase of the Campus open?

Construction of Phase 1 is anticipated to be completed by end of 2019, with staged occupancy of the finished building occurring through the first few months of 2020.

What is the timeline for Phase 2?

Phase 2 of the Campus has been deferred to a future date, subject to direction by City of Barrie & County of Simcoe Councils.

What type of shared spaces will the Campus include?

The Campus (vs. standalone) model offers tremendous opportunity to maximize shared spaces amongst stakeholders. Shared space will include:

  • Public washrooms
  • Public entrance and associated parking
  • Community room
  • Fitness room
  • Lunch room
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Waste Disposal area
  • Site Development including parking, roadways, landscaping, stormwater management, traffic lights and secure access
  • Meeting Rooms / Washrooms / Storage
  • Dispatch Communications (including shared console equipment, training, washrooms, lockers, quiet, meeting space, etc.)
What will happen to the current headquarter building for Barrie Police? Will existing Paramedic facilities be impacted by the BSESC?

The campus will be the hub for the new hub and spoke deployment model used by the County Paramedic Services. The current stations in Barrie and in Innisfil will not be required and will be replaced by new smaller posts strategically located in Barrie, Innisfil and Springwater to improve total Paramedic coverage and improve response times.  A new Police headquarters will serve as a single, centrally-located facility. Upon completion of construction, the existing headquarters located at 29 Sperling will be sold.


Facility Construction
Will there be excessive noise during construction?

There will be normal construction noise during permitted hours of work.

During what days/hours will construction activities take place?

The intention is for the majority of work to be performed Monday – Friday between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., occasionally work may take place outside of these hours, however weekday construction equipment will cease work nightly at 7 p.m. at the latest. If required, Saturday work may be instituted on a limited basis in compliance with Barrie By-laws.

Will there be traffic impacts during construction?

Traffic impacts are not expected as traffic will be routed to the site using multiple access points. Occasional flagging at the entrance may be required for safety reasons during large shipments.

Will there be any environmental impacts from construction?

Environmental impacts will be mitigated during construction. A Species at Risk and Woodlot study are currently being completed to ensure that if natural heritage elements are occurring on site that they are properly identified and addressed. Occasional road cleaning to remove dust will be required to maintain a clean entrance.


Facility Operation
Will there be noise when the facility is open & operational?

Police will occasionally check vehicle sirens to ensure safety, and testing typically lasts for a second. Sirens are used by Paramedics to assist in clearing traffic or travelling through intersections while responding to emergency calls. They are not used on every call and the Paramedic can use his or her discretion to minimize the impact of nearby residents. There will be occasions where Paramedics will need to use the siren, but will consider several factors including time of day when the decision is made. The Campus doesn’t include an active fire station.

Will there be traffic impacts when the facility is open?

The City’s traffic study for the Campus project has concluded that the Campus traffic volumes will not cause any operational issues and will not add significant delay or congestion to the existing local roadway network. A left-hand turning lane will be constructed for those entering the Campus site, which will assist with continuous traffic flow on Fairview Road. With the completion of the new Harvie Road crossing over Hwy 400 by the end of 2020, traffic volumes at the existing Mapleview and Essa interchanges will decrease.

Will the facility be open 24/7?

Yes, the Campus will be home to essential emergency services that operate on a 24/7 basis.

How large will the facility be?

Phase 1 of the Campus is comprised of 2 buildings. Building A is the administrative building, where Police Headquarters and The Paramedic Hub are located, and Building C is the Police maintenance facility where Police vehicles will be maintained. The total area of both buildings is approximately 187,000 square feet.

Will it be designed to fit the character of the neighbourhood?

The project designers have studied both the surrounding neighbourhoods’ descriptive and prescriptive character along with a range of other social, cultural and ecological, physical factors that will help to shape and inform the Campus.

Will the facility be open to the public?

The Police Headquarters will be open to the public, providing the same front-facing services as it does today (including accident reporting). Additionally, there are community rooms that are meant for public gatherings and events hosted by emergency services.

What will happen to the current headquarter building for Barrie Police? Will existing Paramedic facilities be impacted by the BSESC?

The campus will be the hub for the new hub and spoke deployment model used by the County Paramedic Services. The current stations in Barrie and in Innisfil will not be required and will be replaced by new smaller posts strategically located in Barrie, Innisfil and Springwater to improve total Paramedic coverage and improve response times. A new Police headquarters will serve as a single, centrally-located facility. Upon completion of construction, the existing headquarters located at 29 Sperling will be sold.


Integrated Project Delivery
What is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)?

IPD is a project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize the project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. Key features of IPD include:

  • Early involvement of key participants;
  • Shared risk and reward based on project outcome;
  • Joint project control;
  • Reduced liability exposure; and
  • Jointly developed and validated targets.

At the core of an IPD project are collaborative, integrated, and productive teams composed of all project stakeholders. Building upon early contributions of individual expertise, these teams are guided by principles of collaboration, open information sharing, team success tied to project success, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and utilization of full technological capabilities and support. The outcome of IPD is the opportunity to design, build, and operate as efficiently as possible.

What are the benefits of IPD?

To create a state-of-the-art facility requires a state-of-the-art process. IPD, a promising delivery method emerging in the marketplace, squarely fits that bill. Industry research suggests that most if not all IPD projects are high performers, delivering outcomes on or under budget, on or ahead of schedule, and most importantly, with owners expressing high satisfaction with overall value delivered.

With the complexities of a multi-stakeholder facility, tight budgets, and a high-profile project in the eyes of the public, IPD represented an optimum path to best align expectations and outcomes across every possible dimension of the BSESC project. It further offered the opportunity for the City and County to demonstrate leadership not only in the creation of a unique building type (the shared facility), but to the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) industry in terms of its delivery process.

Who is included on the IPD team?
  • City of Barrie
  • County of Simcoe
  • Barrie Police Service
  • Lett Architects Inc. - Conceptual Architect
  • AECOM Canada Limited - Mechanical/Electrical/Civil/Landscape Architecture
  • AECOM Canada Architects Limited - Architect of Record
  • LEA Consulting Ltd. - Structural Design
  • Gillam Group Inc. - IPD JV General Contractor
  • Chandos Construction - IPD JV General Contractor
  • Alliance Forming Limited - Formwork
  • BMG - Curtainwall & Glass
  • Cesaroni Contracting Inc. - Drywall
  • Geo. A. Kelson - Mechanical Constructor
  • Ontario Fox Corp. - Masonry Constructor
  • Vipond Fire Protection - Sprinkler Systems
  • Wallwin Electric Services Ltd. -  Electrical Constructor


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