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101 Year-Old Legislative Building Dome Gets a Facelift

Released on May 9, 2014

Work is underway to repair and restore the iconic Saskatchewan Legislative building dome exterior.

A tower crane will be installed on-site, and structural steel and scaffolding are being constructed so that workers can safely complete work on the surface of the dome.

“This building is a representation of our history, identity and of democracy in Saskatchewan,” Central Services Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “We are proud to lead the dome conservation project to ensure the safety of the building, and preserve its heritage and legacy for future generations.”

Ongoing investigations into the condition of the dome exterior, beginning in 2008, have found that extensive conservation work is needed to repair the dome’s deteriorated stones, copper roofing and facade.

The Saskatchewan Legislative building is a heritage building, and repairs to the dome will comply with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada and The Heritage Property Act.

The Ministry of Central Services is managing the restoration project, with funding from the Provincial Capital Commission.  Conservation work includes the repair or replacement of stones and mortar, copper cladding and water management system.

“The Legislative Building is a symbol of pride in our capital, with more than 25,000 people visiting on a yearly basis,” Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Kevin Doherty said.  “The work on the dome will help maintain this National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage Property for years to come.”

Spencer Higgins Incorporated was selected as the project’s architect in 2012 upon completing a Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals process.  PCL Construction was selected as the project's construction manager through a Request for Proposal process in 2013.

Planning and design work has taken place, and work on the dome is expected to be completed at the end of December 2015.  The total project cost is estimated at $15 million.

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For more information, contact:

Alyssa Pittet
Central Services
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4460
Email: alyssa.pittet@gov.sk.ca

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