10/23/2014 05:20 EDT | Updated 12/23/2014 05:59 EST

Prince Edward Island legislature to temporarily relocate for conservation work

CHARLOTTETOWN - The building that houses the legislature in Charlottetown is shutting down for between three to five years starting early next year.

The province announced Thursday that the legislature will be meeting in the Coles Building while Province House undergoes conservation work beginning in January.

During the work, the legislature will meet in the Pope Room on the first floor of the Coles Building.

A seating area will provide public access to view the proceedings, while the administrative, security and media offices will also be relocated to the building.

The Office of the Speaker and the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly will be relocated across the street from the Coles Building.