Project Type Buildings
Project Status Design
Project Area Saanich

Description

Overview

The South Island Communications Centre will be the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers on South Vancouver Island and will also house police call-taking and dispatch for the Victoria, Saanich, Central Saanich and Oak Bay police departments as well as all local RCMP detachments.

The state-of-the-art post-disaster facility will be located at 4219 Commerce Circle in Saanich and is expected to be operational by early 2019.

Project Update

Stantec Consulting has been retained to design and provide project management services for the new South Island Communications Centre. Durwest Construction Management has been retained to act as construction management on the project. The design work is in the final stages, please see conceptual drawings below, and work package #1 has been awarded for excavation and site services. Excavation is expected to begin by October 20, 2017.

Background

The CRD Board set a Strategic Priority to "collaborate with partners to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies". A new centre supports this priority while creating opportunities for improved efficiencies, upgrading to meet post disaster standards, and modernizing equipment.

The South Island Police Dispatch Steering Committee, comprised of CRD staff, police chiefs, the Province of British Columbia, RCMP and ECOMM worked together to plan and develop an operational framework for proposed unified 911 Primary Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and Police Dispatch for the region.

Images

  • SouthIslandCommunicationCentre-SouthEastView
    South East View
  • SouthIslandCommunicationCentre-NorthEastView
    North East View
  • SouthIslandCommunicationCentre-SouthWestView
    South West View
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    Taken on October 19, 2017
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    Taken on October 19, 2017
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    Taken on October 19, 2017
  • SouthIslandCommunicationCentre-NorthWestView
    North West View

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Last updated October 19

  • Project Update and Images added

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