This design-build project, a runner-up for Alberta Construction Magazine’s Top Project awards, was completed not only on schedule, but also under budget. This 26,000-square-foot center includes a 500-seat auditorium, a stage, and a commercial kitchen that can provide for 500 people. The project also features a unique stained and polished concrete floor.
This project was funded by the Economic Action Plan, which means funding hinged on completion by a non-negotiable date. Due to this compressed timeframe, PCL took proactive measures to ensure all parties were consulted throughout the project. PCL conducted weekly meetings and regular site tours with the stakeholders to ensure all feedback was incorporated and construction could continue without delay. Through this ongoing consultation, the project evolved quite drastically from the original request for proposal, and the design satisfied stakeholder needs while still finishing on time and under budget.