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Ottawa Police
West Division Patrol Facility

Kanata, Ontario

40,000 sq ft

Ottawa Police Services

The OPSWDPS is a single storey, steel frame post disaster facility that has become a model for future such detachments in the Ottawa region in terms of planning efficiencies, sustainable design features, public address, and access.

A large "bullpen" area provides an open office area for up to 100 patrol and district officers, where special acoustic design and large curtainwall window provide a comfortable and collaborative workstation arrangement that is hightly flexible. Future expansion area for a 15 year growth projection has been included in this space.

As a LEED Gold Registered building, it incorporates a number of significant sustainable design features. Among them inlcude an above ground stormwater cistern for supply of plumbing fixtures, automatic lighting and plumbing controls, high efficiency boilers and cooling tower, enhanced exterior insulation, and reflective roofing heat recovery systems.


Photos by Tom Arban