Library and Archives Canada's New Preservation Facility

Plenary Properties Gatineau (PPG) has been chosen by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to deliver the design and construction of its new state-of-the-art preservation facility, effect improvements at the existing Preservation Centre located in Gatineau, Quebec, and maintain both facilities for a 30-year period. This project is being conducted under a public-private partnership agreement with the Government of Canada.

Project Update – November 2, 2021

Following the controlled removal of the affected panels on the new Library and Archives Canada preservation facility in Gatineau on September 15, 2021,construction on the site re-started on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.


The project team continues to work with structural engineers to investigate the cause of the localized structural issue. The site is now safe and construction is once again underway, and the project team continues to work towards delivering the preservation facility on schedule, which includes adapting to any past or future effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.