Construction of Training Accommodation Facility - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the construction of a new purpose-built facility to ensure that a modern standard of Training Accommodations is provided for the Junior Non-Commissioned Members undergoing trade/skills and other training at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. The proposed facility will include 482 single occupancy bedrooms, a Dining and Galley to serve up to 700 people, flexible breakout training spaces, administrative areas and minor auxiliary functions (ie, mailroom, coffee outlet, etc.). Project includes the demolition of current 65+ year old accommodation building, Nelles Block. The new facility will incorporate technologies to meet both departmental and federal environmental guidelines, such as LEED's Silver certification and net zero carbon emissions.


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Latest update

March 8, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Becky MacInnis
Department of National Defence
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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