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Move to former Nortel Campus Delayed

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Chris Scott

It now looks like the initial move of DND employees to the former Nortel Campus on Moodie Drive at Carling has been delayed until late 2015.  The original plan was for the first group of 3,300 employees to start moving in January of 2014.  Eventually, 8,500 military and civilian employees will move to the new site over a six-year period.

The delay (of almost two years)  has caused some scrambling to renew leases on locations such as 400 Cumberland and 305 Rideau.  It has, no doubt, also caused some concern on the part of  employees scheduled to be moved who were thinking of relocating from the east to the west end of Ottawa.

No explanation has been offered by DND, nor have any details been released relating to the associated costs of extending leases for various offices.  The move will eventually reduce the number of rented and leased defence locations in Ottawa-Gatineau from 47 to 7.



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