A multi-year project to give Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench a face lift is now complete.
The province announced the completion on Thursday. The project began several years ago and included a period where the entire building was wrapped in plastic.
The reconstruction included removing and rebuilding most of the exterior stone of the building – Tyndall stone which is mined outside of Winnipeg, the same used at the University of Saskatchewan, provincial legislative building, and Canada’s Parliament building.
Portions of the interior support walls were also rebuilt. A news release from the province indicates all materials and work methods had to be done in a way that replicated the original construction in order to meet heritage guidelines.
“I’m proud to say that work on the courthouse was recently honoured with the Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Architecture Excellence Award for Conservation,” Central Services Minister Jennifer Campeau said in the release. “The award is a testament to the ingenuity of everyone involved in the project, and to our government’s commitment to preserving our architectural heritage.”
The total cost of the project – including work like landscaping – came it at $6.01 million, below the budget of $6.12 million.