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Minister Shea tours new DFO building at Royalty Power Centre

Aug 23 2012

APM President of Construction Services Duane Lamont alongside Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea and APM’s CE0 and President Tim Banks in front of DFO’s New Area Office located on Barbour Drive across from Sears at the Royalty Power Centre in Charlottetown.

CHARLOTTETOWN - APM recently completed the new Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Building at the Royalty Power Centre. Minister Gail Shea, Member for Egmont, PEI, had the opportunity to take a tour of the new facility alongside Agriculture Parliamentary Secretary, Pierre Lemieux, and APM’s CEO Tim Banks.

The facility is located on Barbour Drive, across from Sears at the APM Royalty Power Centre in Charlottetown. The state-of-the-art facility is 35,000 square feet in size and accommodates office and warehouse space created specifically for the needs of the DFO’s Conservation and Protection Program. This branch promotes and maintains compliance with legislation, regulations and fishery management measures to achieve the conservation and sustainable use of Canada’s aquatic resources, and the protection of species at risk, fish habitat and oceans.

The building has 10,000 square feet of prime office space available for leasing suitable for a wide range of potential tenants.

Minister Shea was the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans when the project tender was awarded to APM, the lowest bidder, last year. She is impressed with the finished product.

“It’s exactly what the department needed here. It’s in an extremely accessible location and the features of the building will make it much easier for staff to service all of Prince Edward Island.”

Tim Banks also recognizes the benefit of the new regional offices for Fisheries.

“It’s very important for Prince Edward Island to have a centre like this—it keeps jobs and services in the area, while increasing our tax base. It’s a significant accomplishment for APM to be involved with a project of this stature. It’s nice to see our federal government making this commitment to PEI.”

DFO staff will start moving into the new location next week.

DFO’s office is located within the Royalty Power Centre, one of the busiest commercial centres on Prince Edward Island. Because of its prime location, large popular retail stores have taken a keen interest in expanding here; one of which will make a major announcement alongside APM in the very near future.


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