Peel Regional Headquarters and Police Facility

Brampton, Ontario
Client:
Regional Municipality of Peel
Size:
21,000 m2 | 226,000 ft2
Completion:
2009
Sustainability:
LEED Silver
Scope of Service:
Architectural Services, Programming, Interior Design

This project consolidates several services previously widely dispersed throughout the Peel Region in a new and efficient building complex. The strategic challenge of the design was to bring together disparate services in a convenient, one-stop service model, while retaining the autonomy and security of certain functions such as police services. The design for the regional headquarters adds two new buildings to the east of the existing brick clad Peel Region Headquarters. A central urban plaza becomes the focal point of the new building composition. Old is connected to new by a broad internal link, with a one-storey exterior canopied arcade that extends along the south face of the link. A new glass-clad six-storey building containing offices above and public services at grade adds a light, transparent element to the suite of buildings, while the brick-clad, two-storey form of the new police services building at the east end of the site creates a casual symmetry with the existing building. This project has achieved LEED Silver certification.