We are Build Nova Scotia. We oversee opportunities to transform our province’s lands and properties in ways that drive our economy forward and improve quality of life for all Nova Scotians.

We steward projects and properties that support healthy communities, build pride and momentum, and stimulate our economy. These places become a magnet for investment and create the conditions for business and community to grow.

A thriving place is a powerful thing. And for Nova Scotia’s communities to reach their full potential, they need partnership, support, and platforms for growth.

Cellular for Nova Scotia Program

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

Boat Harbour

Under the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, Build Nova Scotia has been entrusted with project management responsibilities for the planning and implementation of environmental remediation activities at Boat Harbour.

Great places are accessible and they’re connected.

We collaborate with communities to ensure projects and places that matter most to Nova Scotians are brought to life in ways that enrich their homes and lives. And we do that by working behind community to bring their vision to life in the form of facilities to enable healthy communities, waterfronts, public spaces, and platforms for business and innovation. Through the process and the outcome we’re building community, connection, and places for people to thrive.

QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project

As part of More, Faster: The Action for Health Build, the QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project is the largest healthcare infrastructure project considered in Nova Scotia.

Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

Projects are currently underway that will deliver reliable, high-speed Internet access to 99.99%* of homes and businesses across the province. We believe Nova Scotia will be among the first provinces in Canada to reach this level of coverage.

Lunenburg Harbour

Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy

Build Nova Scotia has been working with the community of Peggy’s Cove to complete a comprehensive infrastructure improvement strategy.

Inclusive Language

Conversations About Inclusive Language: A Site Manual & Workbook is a guide to inclusive conversations developed for our Cape Breton construction worksites that supports conversations about equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Harbour Islands Visitor Experience Strategy

Build Nova Scotia is leading the development of the Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands.

GREAT PLACES ARE BUILT FOR COMMUNITY FIRST.

We believe that the best places to visit aren’t built for the visitor. We work closely with communities to build on quality of place and develop sustainable and accessible year-round destinations. The result is plans and places that are rooted in the strengths of community. They’re created for community first but benefit the visitor, too.

GREAT PLACES BUILD ON OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS AND NATURAL ASSETS.

In Nova Scotia, no one is more than 67km from the ocean. This shapes how we live, work, and play—and it guides how and what we build.

We collaborate with community and industry to develop sustainable infrastructure that support multiple businesses to thrive, grow, and innovate across high-potential land and waterfront properties.

Infrastructure Projects – Provincial Stimulus Funding

Build Nova Scotia is leading a series of projects with a focus on developing key waterfront infrastructure and places that support Nova Scotia’s working waterfronts and authentic destinations in economic recovery and growth.

Lunenburg Master Plan

With community, Build Nova Scotia developed a 5-year master plan for Lunenburg’s Working Waterfront.

News

Evergreen Market Vendor Opportunity

Apply to be a vendor at the 2024 Evergreen Festival vendor market!…

Apply to be a vendor at the 2024 Evergreen Festival vendor market!

Newly Constructed Helipad Reopens at Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The newly constructed helipad has opened at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

The newly constructed helipad has opened at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project Underway

Work has started on the QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project with heavy equipment, site trailers and fencing now in place. Construction of a new e…

Work has started on the QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project with heavy equipment, site trailers and fencing now in place. Construction of a new emergency department entrance and renovations to the ambulance entryway will start first.

Mill Cove Ferry Will Navigate Nova Scotians from Bedford to Downtown Halifax

People who live in and around the Halifax area will have a new, environmentally friendly, high-speed ferry service for travel between Bedford and down…

People who live in and around the Halifax area will have a new, environmentally friendly, high-speed ferry service for travel between Bedford and downtown Halifax.

Site Preparation Set to Start for New Healthcare Facility

Nova Scotians are one step closer to having better access to the healthcare they need with site preparation about to begin for the acute care tower at…

Nova Scotians are one step closer to having better access to the healthcare they need with site preparation about to begin for the acute care tower at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary site.

New Public Spaces at Cunard

More space to play is coming to the Halifax waterfront.

More space to play is coming to the Halifax waterfront.

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre Opens

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Province Taking Action to Bring Cell Service to All Nova Scotians

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

Halifax to Host ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix

Build Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Harbour will be the location of the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix!…

Build Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Harbour will be the location of the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix!

Halifax Waterfront Food and Beverage Business Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a morning-focused food and beverage operator for the perfect location on the Halifax waterfront!…

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a morning-focused food and beverage operator for the perfect location on the Halifax waterfront!