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New RCMP National Headquarters Building: The M.J. Nadon Government of Canada Building

Quick Facts

  • The decision to purchase the complex at 73 Leikin Drive was made by the federal government in 2006.
  • Renovations began at 73 Leikin Drive in January 2009.
  • The building has an area of 78,411 square meters (844,000 square feet).
  • The building sits on a lot size of 54 acres (21.85 hectares); equal to 54 football fields.
  • The building has the capacity to accommodate approximately 3,000 employees.
  • The office space was designed and built to comply with the Government of Canada Workplace Fit-up Standards.
  • The new RCMP National Headquarters is located at 73 Leikin Drive, Ottawa ON.
  • The RCMP selected the street number "73" as it is rooted in RCMP history. In 1873 the Parliament of Canada established the North-West Mounted Police.
  • On October 5, 2011, the RCMP named its new National Headquarters building in honor of Commissioner (retired) Maurice Jean Nadon.
  • Maurice Jean Nadon was the 16th Commissioner of the RCMP.
  • He is recognized for the significant contributions he made during 36 years of service with the RCMP, including the Commissioner's Order which created the first female troop at Depot.
  • This complex is comprised of seven interconnected buildings. An atrium connects all buildings at ground level.
  • As part of the NHQ Relocation Project, the RCMP relocated 2,500 employees between 2009 and 2012.
  • Over the next year, the RCMP will reach the building's full occupancy capacity of 3,000 employees.
  • The building offers many modern amenities, including a 250-seat auditorium, video conferencing, fitness centre, and cafeteria.
  • The NHQ complex meets official LEED CI "Silver" designation requirements. The RCMP is committed to an environmentally conscious footprint.
  • Many efficiencies including light "harvesting", reduced Co2 emissions, and water conservation practices are in place at the new NHQ building.