New SGI building postponed
REGINA – The province has decided to indefinitely postpone a decision to relocate the SGI head office building in Regina.
SGI cancelled its request for proposal for a new building and it will continue to operate out of the building that is currently on 11th Ave.
“The costs that were put forward in the RFPs came in higher than we as a government were prepared to commit to,” Minister responsible for SGI Donna Harpauer said. “SGI is therefore not proceeding at this time.”
An engineer report say the building, built in 1979, is structurally sound and safe but there are some infrastructure and maintenance issues that will need to be addressed.
“I have been assured that SGI can continue to use the building without needing to undertake any major upgrades, it is a safe building to work in,” Harpauer said.
SGI plans to revisit this issue within a few years.
Currently there are around 1,000 employees working at the SGI building.