The stamp of marching feet has been drilled into the Naden Drill Shed since it was put up in 1941 as part of the WWII efforts on the base at CFB Esquimalt.
As part of the ongoing infrastructure projects that CFB Esquimalt is undertaking the shed is being upgraded to a Junior Ranks Training Accommodation building. The new, multi-storey facility will include a 200-bed capacity. The existing shed, pictured here, was demolished and the site decontaminated earlier this year.
The project will bring between $100 million to $249 million in spending to the region. Construction is targeted for 2022-23 with completion by 2026-27.