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Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Stations

Enhancing marine safety through infrastructure response capabilities

  • $10.5

    Million Construction Value

  • Old Perlican and Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Old Perlican and Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador

Creating highly efficient, scalable designs suitable for the rigors of challenging coastal marine environments

Reliable and durable equipment is an absolute must for the Canadian Coast Guard, including the structures housing two Search and Rescue (SAR) Stations on the rugged Newfoundland coast. Designing high-performance buildings to withstand coastal climates is challenging. However, with our innovative architectural and engineering design, these stations are examples of what’s possible.

Designed as prototypes for the Government of Canada under its Oceans Protection Plan, each SAR station includes a LEED-registered two-story timber-framed operations building with crew accommodations, a garage with workshop space for the station’s fast rescue craft, a wharf, and a slipway. The buildings feature high-performance envelopes and energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems. The orientation of the main operations building leverages natural daylight opportunities, and passive ventilation is used along with light roof coverings to decrease dependence on active cooling. The SAR stations include some of the first grid-tied net metering systems in the province and generate 15kW of solar power on-site. The LEED certification process is underway for both SAR stations and is tracking to exceed our client’s mandate to achieve LEED-Silver certification.

As the prime consultant, our multidisciplinary design team was involved from pre-design through to construction documents, tendering support, and contract administration. Construction was phased over two fully-coordinated contract packages—one for rough grading/wharf/marine—and the other for the buildings and site development. We’re proud to have played a role in keeping Canada’s Coast Guard ready to respond to marine emergencies. 

At a Glance

  • Public Service Procurement Canada
  • DMG Consulting
  • Dillion Consulting
  • Turner & Townsend
Meet Our Team

Roger Tulk, Associate, Project Manager

Take every opportunity to see the real-world results of what we do. There is no better classroom than a construction site.

Brad Dawe, Senior Associate, Mechanical Engineer

I approach design with the bigger picture in mind—I’m proud to have a role in shaping safe and sustainable infrastructure in my community.
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Bernard (Bernie) Ropson, Principal

New technologies grab my attention. Where I see value, I engage our teams early. This is essential to quality control for our clients.

Warren Martin, Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Multi-disciplinary projects are exciting to work on. I enjoy collaborating with the larger Stantec team to provide clients the best expertise for their particular project.
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Jeremy Jones, Senior Structural Engineer

Collaboration is powerful – working across teams, disciplines, and regions, we gain the experience and knowledge to put our best foot forward.

Wahib Toulany, Sustainability Consultant

Energy and sustainable design are growing fields, and our work contributes to a healthier tomorrow with intelligent design today.

Roger Tulk

Associate, Project Manager

Brad Dawe

Senior Associate, Mechanical Engineer

Bernard (Bernie) Ropson


Warren Martin

Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Jeremy Jones

Senior Structural Engineer

Wahib Toulany

Sustainability Consultant

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