7 Clarence Street Redevelopment
Reconstruction at 7 Clarence Street has begun
The construction of the new building at 7 Clarence Street has begun. The design concept for the new building is the result of many consultations between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and community stakeholders, heritage experts and other interested parties in the ByWard Market area.
The design concept for the two-storey building
- will have a similar footprint to the previous building
- will be in keeping with the heritage character of the historic ByWard Market area
- will aim to encourage vibrancy and activity in the Tin House Court area
- will be constructed using new materials and materials salvaged from the previous building
- will be universally accessible
During construction, the Tin House Court will be closed. The public will have access only to a secured corridor to allow passage between Clarence and Murray streets. The sidewalks around the construction site will be reduced or closed occasionally. The NCC will work to minimize the impact of the construction on local residents and businesses at all times.
When the work is complete, the new building will become one of the NCC’s 2017 Confederation Pavilions open to the public for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It will be used by international diplomatic missions in Canada to present public events and programs for the many visitors expected in the Capital.
Major restoration and upgrading work on heritage buildings located between 445 and 465 Sussex Drive, at 13–15 Clarence Street, and in the Tin House Court will also be ongoing while the construction is being undertaken at 7 Clarence Street.
Construction start: April 18, 2016
Construction completion: January 2017
Occupancy: Spring 2017
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