Manitoba Hydro's former head office is up for sale

The former head office of Manitoba Hydro on Taylor Avenue. (Source: Commercial Property Information Exchange)

The former head office for Manitoba Hydro is on the market.

According to a spokesperson for the Crown corporation, the 200,000-square-foot building, located at 820 Taylor Ave., went up for sale last August.

The spokesperson added the entire building, the frontage along Taylor Avenue and Harrow Street, as well as the west-side parking lot, are up for purchase. This comes to about nine acres in total.

The building was built in the late 1950s and then expanded in the 1960s.

Manitoba Hydro said the sale of this office comes after its voluntary departure program in 2017-2018, when the Crown corporation relocated most of the staff working at the Taylor Avenue office to the downtown headquarters on Portage Avenue. About 685 staff relocated over the span of several months.

The spokesperson added the core functions at Taylor, including printing and mailing bills, are being handled elsewhere. The technical operations that still remain at the Taylor office will be relocated over the next few months.