New Saskatoon police headquarters to be completed next month

SASKATOON – After several delays, construction of the new headquarters for the Saskatoon Police Service is set to be completed next month.

On Thursday, the city said the building’s completion date is April 4 and police will then move in over the next several months.

The latest delay was caused when the contractor, EllisDon, ran into problems with frozen pipes in the rooftop in late February, resulting in water damage to many parts of the structure.

Police chief Clive Weighill said the delay will not result in any increase to costs.

“We’ve extended the lease for the current properties that we have for another two months, but that will be off-set because we won’t have the operating costs for the new headquarters,” said Weighill.

“If we have to wait two months, I think we can handle that quite easily.”

Saskatoon police were originally supposed to move into the $122-million building last fall.



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