The Guelph Police Service is down to the finishing touches in the renovation of its general headquarters.
Completing the project took three years longer than expected, and cost $2.7 million more than was budgeted, but officers and staff are now back at the main office in the city’s downtown.
In a news release, project manager Ken VanderWal said the city acknowledged that the work on the building took a bit longer than expected but are pleased with the work that the contractor did to address the deficiencies and finished the project.
Supply chain issues, COVID-19, and geotechnical complications were just some of the issues that the city faced.
VanderWal said that the city learned a lot about renovating an occupied building, but rigorous project management processes allowed it to navigate a challenging situation.
The final cost of the project is expected to be eight per cent over the planned $34.1-million budget.
The City of Guelph said the cost overruns will be covered through development charges and taxes.