National Capital Commission: Striving for Excellence in the Workplace
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is embracing the best of innovation and sustainability as it prepares for the move to its new headquarters. Reflecting the NCC’s excellence in city building, as well as its drive to be forward-thinking and accessible, this modern workspace and public gathering place will enhance the NCC’s employee experience and its connection with the public.
Future headquarters: 80 Elgin Street
The NCC is actively preparing for the relocation of its headquarters from 40 Elgin Street in Ottawa to 80 Elgin Street — the former British High Commission.
This past summer, the NCC successfully negotiated the purchase of this prized real estate asset on Confederation Boulevard. Designed by British architect Eric Bedford, whose most famous work is the British Telecom Tower in London, 80 Elgin Street is one of the National Capital Region’s iconic mid-century modern buildings.
In addition to enabling the NCC to fulfill the promise of the 2017–2067 Plan for Canada’s Capital by securing ownership of assets of national interest along Confederation Boulevard, this investment will only grow in value, representing both a strong return on investment and significant savings to taxpayers.
Connecting with the public
As the NCC works toward moving into 80 Elgin over the next 18 to 24 months, it will strengthen and modernize its approach to public engagement by creating accessible public gathering places at street level, thus enhancing opportunities for in-person interaction with the NCC and its staff.
This could include access to initiatives such as the NCC’s Urbanism Lab series, a public speaker series that brings together leaders in urbanism, design, heritage, conservation, sustainability and placemaking, to imagine the future of Canada’s Capital Region.
Return to the workplace
Over the past 18 months, NCC staff have demonstrated how productive, flexible and creative they can be in the way they work and deliver projects – all while managing record-breaking public use of outdoor NCC assets. As we prepare for a gradual return to the workplace, the NCC has gathered data from staff, as well as industry best practices, and is working to implement a hybrid model with tools that will provide employees with the right balance between flexibility, productivity and well-being.
Working with the NCC
As a top employer in the National Capital Region, the NCC employs a wide range of experts — including biologists, landscape architects, heritage managers and conservation officers — all working to build Canada’s Capital Region.
The NCC welcomes the opportunity to work with new suppliers and contractors. If you are interested in offering your services, please visit ncc-ccn.gc.ca/business/contracting-with-the-ncc.