November 4, 2019
Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project Wins Silver in CCPPP’s 2019 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s
Team behind Gatineau project to be honoured at P3 2019 in Toronto on November 18
TORONTO — Canada’s new national preservation facility, which will have the world’s largest automated storage and retrieval system for archival collections once completed, has won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
Presented by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) since 1998, the prestigious award will be bestowed upon the project team, helping protect and preserve Canada’s historical and cultural treasures, at CCPPP’s 27th annual conference on Monday, November 18 in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
“Congratulations to Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project team for winning the silver project development award in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships,” said Mark Romoff, president and CEO of CCPPP.
The project is among five award recipients this year. The winning projects, located in the Northwest Territories, Quebec, Alberta and Ontario, showcase the diversity of projects using P3s to deliver innovative infrastructure that best serves the economic and social needs of Canadians. Read more
“We are quickly approaching the 30-year mark for the use of P3s in Canada and have 285 projects in operation or under construction, which is why it’s so exciting to see there are still new ways the public and private sectors and Indigenous communities can work together to find innovative and sustainable approaches to developing, financing and maintaining public infrastructure that achieves the best outcomes for Canadians,” Romoff said.
The partners involved in the Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project are Library and Archives Canada and Plenary Properties Gatineau.
“From the beginning, we aimed at setting the bar high for federal P3 projects. This award is a testament to the outstanding work of the Gatineau 2 Project Team, which includes Public Services and Procurement Canada. Besides being the best approach to ensure that Canada's treasures are safeguarded for future generations, it has become an excellent example of how infrastructure projects can be planned and delivered.”
- Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
“It is with great pride that we will soon begin construction on Canada’s newest preservation centre, one that will no doubt set a new global standard for memory institutions around the world. It will be a state-of-the-art, iconic facility that supports the Government of Canada in its commitment to sustainable infrastructure and Canadian culture. On behalf of Plenary Properties Gatineau, we’d like to congratulate the entire LAC Gatineau 2 Project team on their success at the CCPPP’s 2019 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.”
- Angela Clayton, Group Head – Buildings Division, Plenary Group
Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project (Project Development Award): This new flagship building will sit next to and complement the award-winning Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Que., which will also undergo improvements under this project. It will be the first “net-zero carbon” facility dedicated to archival preservation in the Americas and the first federal building constructed to the requirements of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy. This will also be the world’s largest preservation facility equipped with a high-tech automated archive storage and retrieval system. Overall, the project will not only allow Library and Archives Canada to ensure that Canada’s precious national collections are kept under optimal preservation conditions, but also set a global standard following the example of its existing Preservation Centre, which is often the envy of other memory institutions at home and abroad.
CCPPP’s annual conference is the world’s premier event on public-private partnerships, attracting 1,200 senior public and private sector infrastructure leaders from across Canada and abroad with unparalleled networking and business development opportunities. Media are invited to register in advance at p3-2019.ca.
About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Our mission is to collaborate with all levels of government, Indigenous communities and the private sector to enable smart, innovative and sustainable approaches to developing and maintaining public infrastructure that achieve the best outcomes for Canadians. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.
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