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Manitoba Courts Renovation - Lower-Level Thompson Provincial Office Building Renovations

59 Elizabeth Drive
Thompson, Manitoba

The Thompson Provincial Office Building is a multi-story building Government Institution housing various departments located in Manitoba’s largest Northern city – Thompson Manitoba the “Hub of the North”. Originally designed and constructed in 1975, only minor repairs and alterations have been completed since. In late 2021, Marrbeck Construction was engaged by Manitoba Central Services – CPPD on behalf of their client Manitoba Justice as Construction Manager for the redevelopment of the lower-level courts. Manitoba Justice is the largest tenant of the facility occupying space on all levels and the facility is known as one of the busiest courthouses in the Province. The award to Marrbeck Construction for the Thompson POB projects comes on the heels of multiple successful projects of the Law Courts in Winnipeg, Manitoba where through ingenuity schedule was advanced by a year with major reduction in facility and judicial operations impacts.

The planning / sequencing of the work in Thompson is proving to be just as challenging. Redevelopment of the lower level of approximately 26,200 square feet involves complete demolition, extensive structural modifications to the basement structural slab on void to accommodate plumbing, reconstruction of the space and replacement of the facilities mechanical and electrical systems, along with the introduction of a new fire protection system to the facility. The courts themselves, are designed using some of the most sophisticated audio-visual and security systems, ultimately temporarily housing the accused in detention cells. Because of the significance of the facility for the Provincial Judicial System, and no other location in the surrounding community, court operations must remain ongoing throughout construction to allow for business continuity.


Construction Management


In Progress



Government of Manitoba - Central Services

1X1 Architecture



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