Spencer R. Higgins, Architect Incorporated

Britannia Water Treatment Plant  
Rehabilitation and Conservation  

The Britannia Water Treatment PLant is a complex of industrial institutional buildings characteristic of the 1950s, with a concrete-framed structure, solid brick walls and limestone accents. Located in Ottawa, it was executed in 1958 in the modern style to the designs of Gore and Storrie.

We were retained by the succesor firm, CH2M Gore & Storrie Ltd., to conduct site investigations and prepare a rehabilitation strategy. Subsequent repairs included masonry conservation, modifications to the brick and concrete rain screen walls, new copper eavestroughs and repairs to the metal windows.

Work was completed in 1992. The construction cost was $600,000.


Britannia Water Purification PLant, Ottawa
Exterior View - 1992 (Photo: SHA)