Discovery Centre and Nova Scotia Power today announced an exciting new partnership. The Halifax science centre intends to move from its present Barrington Street location to the Lower Water Street complex that includes NS Power’s new offices.
“Nova Scotia Power is an ideal partner, one immersed in the latest technology and innovation, with a tech savvy workforce, and with an ideal facility that we can adapt to the needs of a modern 21st century Science Centre,” said Dov Bercovici, CEO & President of Discovery Centre.
“Our new beginning and new location are an unprecedented opportunity, and I want to thank and commend Nova Scotia Power and Emera for their generosity and commitment to our community.”
Nova Scotia Power has stepped up to provide Discovery Centre with rent-free space for 25 years in a prime, highly accessible waterfront location. Nova Scotia Power and its parent company, Emera Inc., will also donate $1 million over five years towards Discovery Centre’s capital costs for the move. The donation is from a fund that Emera shareholders provide to the company to support worthy community initiatives.
“The young minds we engage in science today will be the researchers and engineers who devise solutions for our future needs as a society, including our energy needs,” said Rob Bennett, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power.
“Nova Scotia Power and Emera are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, and we’re proud to support Discovery Centre and science education as we move to our new offices. We want our new space to be an active, inviting part of the community, and Discovery Centre is a perfect fit.”
NS Power is converting a former power plant on the Halifax waterfront into environmentally sustainable offices built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard. NS Power and Emera employees will move to the new building next spring. Discovery Centre hopes to take up residence in southwest section of the new building in approximately three years.
For more information on Discovery Centre, visit www.discoverycentre.ns.ca.