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New Minas RCMP Detachment

Bringing several policing units together under one roof for improved operations and more efficient collaboration

  • $14M

    Project Value

  • 2,938

    Square Metres

  • 30%

    Energy Reduction

  • New Minas, Nova Scotia

    New Minas, Nova Scotia

A precedent prototype regional detachment for RCMP in Atlantic Canada.

The RCMP wanted to combine three aging Government of Canada Buildings into one facility to better serve the New Minas community. Our solution? The design of a new, 2,938 SM detachment that combines a forensic unit, labs, work bays, integrated cold storage, and holding area in a central urban setting. The new building brings together administrative units for RCMP Kings District and operational units for 73 full-time employees.

As the prime consultant, we were responsible for architects, all engineering disciplines, environmental, and geotechnical specialists. We provided full project scope from program review, through concept, to contract documents, tendering, and contract administration services. The commercial exterior appearance, architectural design solution, final site development, and overall solution provides a beneficial addition to the urban landscape.  Additionally, the sustainable solution of a ground source heat pump system created energy reductions of approximately 30%.

Now complete, the forensic unit is directly on site—as a result, the police force no longer needs to ship forensics to the Halifax Headquarters to be processed. By combining several small detachments into one larger facility and the enhanced ability to provide services locally, the community can be at ease knowing they can rely on their local RCMP.

At a Glance

  • Maritech – Commissioning
  • Turner & Townsend – Cost Specialist
Meet Our Team

Brad Dawe, Principal, Buildings

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.

Ian MacLaughlan, Principal

Dedicated service to my clients, together with full accountability always leads to a successful project.

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

Multidisciplinary projects are exciting to work on. I enjoy collaborating with the larger Stantec team to provide clients the best expertise for their particular project.
Warren Martin Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada) Read More

Kim Oakley, Associate, Project Manager

Some people call me the bean counter—my job is to make sure that our projects stay on track.

Brad Dawe

Principal, Buildings

Ian MacLaughlan


Warren Martin

Principal, Discipline Leader, Water (Atlantic Canada)

Kim Oakley

Associate, Project Manager

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