Why We’re Doing It
Our head office building is over 55 years old and exceeds its life expectancy. The building needs renovations to ensure a safe, sustainable and efficient workspace for employees.
As a part of our long-term strategy, we purchased the Scarth Street building. This helps us bring Regina employees together in fewer locations. Because of this, we will stop leasing spaces at four Regina properties. These include:
- TD Bank
- Rose Street
- 2161 Scarth Street
- The former SaskTel Mobility Building by the airport
Our Progress So Far
Construction began in 2018 and we’re refurbishing a few floors at a time. Doing this allows for lower costs and impacts to operations.
Work to repair the outside brickwork of the building started in August 2020 and will be ongoing until late 2021. Repairs are needed to fix cracked bricks. To ensure public and employee safety, the sidewalk and right-hand driving lane will be closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Renovations to the Scarth Street building are needed to bring the building up to code. Construction started in the fall of 2020 and will take about a year.
Minimizing the Impact to You
This project will not impact our service to our customers in any way. It will not result in any rate increases.
Safety is our top priority. During refurbishment work all efforts are being made to make sure the public and our employees are safe.
Respecting the Local Environment
We’re taking extra care and attention to preserve the historical architecture of our head office building. For example, we’re reusing original bricks salvaged from the basement of the building.
The head office project will help extend the life of this historical building by at least 30 years. The updates to both properties will ensure we have safe, modern office spaces for years to come.
Keeping You Informed
We’ll continue to post updates, including:
- milestones reached
- decisions made