CBC Saskatchewan's Saskatoon Office is moving!
Saskatoon was recognized as an underserved market and CBC Radio-Canada has been working to change that. On October 1st, CBC Radio-Canada President, Hubert Lacroix told the LeaderPost "We're increasing our footprint in Saskatoon, which is kind of different than what we're doing in other places in the country, because we think Saskatchewan is a very important place to be."
In order to support this plan we undertook an evaluation of the current space, technologies in place and existing workflows. We quickly determined we needed more space to support additional programming and we needed to adopt newer technologies that allow us to work differently. There will be more on those technologies in a later post, it will be a facility with the latest digital technologies.
After an extensive search and evaluation of a variety of spaces a final space was chosen
Welcome to 128 4th Ave. S.
Complete demolition of the interior spaces was required as the previous tenants' needs were significantly different than our own. This demolition took place during the month of September and October and construction is now underway.
D1-Demolition Completed Looking East
D2-Demolition Completed Looking North West
Phase 1 of the construction is to be completed by mid-November, this is the area at the rear of the building that includes the equipment room. Media Engineering & IT will begin their installation then.
C1-Looking South West, beginning to frame the boardroom
C2-Looking East, framing underway for maintenance & camera room
C3-Cable tray install underway-there will be lots of cables!
C5-Looking west towards 4th Ave. Framing progressing
C6-The Radio Studio will be here
C7-The other Radio booth will be here
Drop back soon for further updates as this exciting project unfolds.