Central Administration Project


In February 2016, Haldimand County Council approved recommendations to proceed with the development of a centralized, consolidated municipal service delivery model, involving the construction of a new administration building & development of community hubs (based out of libraries) as municipal service access points. The centralized service model was selected after thorough evaluation and community consultation, which determined it as the best option for a growing, thriving Haldimand.

Plans for the new building and service delivery model have been in the development stages since their approval in early 2016, with a focus on enhancing customer service, maximizing administrative/operational efficiencies and ensuring long-term cost effectiveness.

Construction commenced in April 2018 and the building is expected to be complete in early 2020.

View the most recent project update provided to Council on October 8, 2019.

  • May 2018
    Construction contract awarded; crews mobilize and construction commences
  • March – April 2018
    Construction tender period
  • November 2017
    RFPQ results announced
  • October 2017
    RFPQ issued
  • August 2017
    Report to Council for design and scope approval
  • January – July 2017
    Internal consultations completed (staff survey, divisional & Senior Management Team consultations)
    Development of site plans, floor plans, elevations and cost estimates
  • September 2016 – December 2016
    RFP of architectural consultants and selection of Thier + Curran Architects Inc.
    Development of design principles and office space standards
    Facility tours
    Internal consultation begins
  • August 2016
    Report recommending Cayuga Arena site approved by Council
  • February 2016 – June/July 2016
    Site options and feasibility review (26 Cayuga locations)
  • August 2015 – February 2016
    Comprehensive review of accommodation and service delivery options
    Significant engagement process (community consultations)
    Consolidated administrative office service delivery model receives Council approval (February 2016)
  • June 2015
    Council identifies Administration Accommodation Review as top Corporate Priority

For more information on the Administration Accommodation Review / Central Administration Project, contact:

  • Cathy Case, General Manager, Corporate & Social Services
  • Philip Mete, General Manager, Public Works Operations