Ottawa Naval Staff move to new modernized headquarters

The interior of Carling Campus, the new National Defence Headquarters on the west end of Ottawa. The modernized facility is expected to increase organizational efficiency and generate cost savings as it consolidates over 9,000 people from over 40 locations across the National Capital Region. Photo courtesy of The Guard

The interior of Carling Campus, the new National Defence Headquarters on the west end of Ottawa. The modernized facility is expected to increase organizational efficiency and generate cost savings as it consolidates over 9,000 people from over 40 locations across the National Capital Region. Photo courtesy of The Guard

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In line with other departments in the National Capital Region (NCR), Naval Staff in Ottawa is moving out of the downtown Major-General George R. Pearkes Building and into Building 6 of the new National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) at Carling Campus in the city’s west end.

This move has already begun and the Naval Staff team expects to be fully re-formed at Carling Campus on Oct. 28.

Naval Staff’s move is part of a multi-year NCR-wide consolidation of multiple departments from more than 40 locations that is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Situated on a 360-acre site, Carling Campus consists of 10 newly renovated buildings inter-connected by tunnels and passageways. It includes fitness facilities, recreational spaces, support facilities, and modernized offices equipped with the latest technology.

The buildings throughout this new complex are unlike anything else in the military. With plenty of natural light, plants, and water — both indoors and out — the Defence Team will have a healthy and inviting work environment.

Staff will benefit from having sit-stand desks, personal storage lockers, improved air circulation, and collaborative spaces for both planned and impromptu discussions. Enhanced security is a key feature at the new location, and access to the complex is strictly controlled.

The move to Carling Campus will generate long-term cost-savings for the Defence Team and will increase effectiveness and efficiency by bringing together over 9,000 members into a modern and collaborative environment.

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