The Bayshore Shopping Centre Redevelopment project consists of a major addition and renovation to the existing mall in west Ottawa. The project involves three main areas of work, carried out over three years. The first element is the demolition of the existing parking structure to allow for construction of a new five-storey, 1,365,000-square-foot parking replacement. The work was done in three phases to minimize impact on the continuous retail operations at the mall. The second is the demolition of an existing anchor store and its associated parking garage. Once the structure was removed, a new 240,000-square-foot, three-storey retail addition was constructed. The third is the renovation of 90,000 square feet of common area in the existing mall. New flooring, drywall bulkheads, and skylight modifications were carried out during night shifts to avoid disrupting the ongoing retail functions.
To assist the mall in maximizing revenue retention while the parking structure was under demolition and reconstruction, PCL obtained permission from the municipal bus transit authority to use existing bus lanes for construction vehicle access. Doing so minimized vehicular congestion on existing residential access roads that lead into the mall. The use of the existing bus lanes allowed PCL to significantly reduce the risk of traffic-related safety incidents by removing all construction vehicles from the adjoining neighbourhoods.