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Delta seeks to get the most out of its municipal hall

The vacant building next door to Delta Municipal Hall could also be occupied by city departments
The consultant is to get an understanding of employee spatial needs based on present and future staffing levels.

The City of Delta is hoping to get its best possible use of its space within municipal hall in Ladner.

The city recently issued a request for proposals for a qualified consultant experienced in space planning to undertake an assessment of workspace needs for the employee complement that currently works out of the building in the Ladner Civic Precinct.

According to the request for proposals, the city hall building has undergone numerous workspace reconfigurations since it was originally constructed in 1993.

At present, the building houses 252 full-time employees working for 11 separate departments, with little unoccupied space available for possible new employees.

This, in conjunction with a recently implemented remote working policy, has prompted the need to review the current employee workspace requirements in an effort to develop a long-term spatial utilization strategy, the city explains.

The strategy is expected to incorporate standardized workspace size and configurations and hybrid workspaces referred to as “hoteling stations.”

In addition, the adjacent city hall annex building has recently been vacated by a long-term tenant, Fraser Health, and is seen as a potential space to which one or more departments currently operating out of city hall could be relocated.

The city also notes it is seeking to move away from the existing workspace modular furniture system throughout the city hall building, given its limitations in accommodating future adjustments to existing workspace areas.

The workspace plan project should be completed by this fall.

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