Services temporarily relocated at Lambton Shared Services Centre

An artist rendering of the redeveloped Lambton County Shared Services Centre. (Handout.)

Renovations getting underway this week will result in the temporary relocation of services at the Lambton Shared Services Centre.

Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program, housing services and the homelessness prevention and children’s services departments will be found in the lower level of the Bayside Mall site starting Monday.

County of Lambton Procurement and Projects Manager Rob King said it’s a convenient time for the work, with public access currently restricted due to COVID-19.

“They’re really not seeing the public right now, other than by appointment only, so it will affect some of the public, but to the level that it was before it won’t be as much right now,” said King.

Most services are being completed by mail, telephone calls and email.

King said the Lochiel Street entrance remains open at this time.

“Wayfinding signage will be posted. So, unfortunately, it’s a little bit of a maze to get down to the lower level but we’ve got lots of signage.”

He said the renovations will make the first floor more accessible, with one main entrance and one reception area planned.

“There is quite a bit of work to do and it is construction. So, obviously, time frames can be altered.”

King said the lower level is fully accessible by elevator and he expects the relocation to last until this summer.