The City of Winnipeg has launched a lawsuit against the companies behind the design and construction of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters at 245 Smith ST.
The statement of claim was filed this week against Caspian Construction and engineering design group, AAR.
The city is suing for a breach of contractual duties that lead to a ‘number of defects and deficiencies’ in the WPS Headquarters.
There are more than two dozen alleged defects listed in the claim, including:
The lawsuit alleges that as a result of the ‘breach of contract and/or negligence of Caspian and/or AAR, the City has incurred significant expenses to repair and/or replace the deficiencies.’
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
The WPS headquarters opened in 2016, $80 million dollars over budget.
An RCMP investigation into Caspian Construction was launched in 2014.