1825-1855 Lorne St. Electrical Modernization

The SaskTel Lorne St. facilities in Regina function as an office space for over 400 employees and house critical equipment serving all of Saskatchewan. The aging electrical infrastructure in these buildings posed a serious reliability concern for the owner, the province’s largest telecommunications service provider. As SaskTel’s services require uninterrupted, maintainable and reliable power, the introduction of a modernized electrical system, in the least intrusive manner, was essential.

The electrical modernization involved the replacement or refurbishment of all major electrical systems in these facilities including new UPS systems, new main switchgear lineups, and extensive downstream power distribution and controls improvements. This work was integrated into a larger building renovation that also included electrical design services for the replacement of the exterior of one building and extensive interior renovations to office areas, customer spaces and data centre space. Lighting, fire alarm, power and security upgrades were engineered to meet the highest building design standards.

KGS Group was the electrical design consultant for all areas of design and construction for both the electrical modernization and the building renovation. Extensive pre-design and planning were required. Electrical layouts, cutover planning and sequencing of the work was paramount to minimize outages, prevent unplanned service interruptions, and minimize impacts to staff. Increases in energy efficiency, reliability, maintainability and power capacity were realized.

KGS worked collaboratively with the owner, construction manager and other consultants, and applied extensive expertise with critical power systems and building renovation projects to deliver a new, highly reliable, modern electrical system on-time and on-budget.