By Nick Gilbert
Stantec, a provider of consulting services in architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and interior design, has unveiled the design for the largest police training campus in Canada. The Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre (APSLETC) will be situated at Fort Macleod, Alberta.
The Stantec-designed Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre will be the largest facility of its kind in Canada.
Alberta province’s Solicitor General and Infrastructure chose the design-build proposal in July 2012. The proposal was provided by Stantec along with Bird Design-Build Construction (Bird).
The APSLETC is to be spread over approximately 340 ac and will consist of landscape design and buildings to meet the training requirements. It will have training facilities for advanced driving and combat skills. Indoor simulation labs, classrooms, a residence building, mock courtroom, indoor shooting ranges of 25 m and 50 m, and a mock processing unit are part of the campus. An outdoor shooting range of 300 m, speed test pads, an urban village, a forest scenario, rural farm scenarios and an indoor urban streetscape are part of the APSLETC.
Stantec utilized an integrated design team consisting of experts in the field of architecture, civil engineering, interior design, and buildings engineering which comprises structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and sustainability, security and AV/IT. The team also included experts in environmental services, transportation and landscape architecture.
The construction of the project will commence in summer and is expected to be completed by 2014 fall.