Phase 1 of the Queen’s Centre project called for four buildings on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. An aquatic center, a varsity gymnasium, a fitness and weight center, classrooms, lab spaces, and lecture theatres were all included in this largely Construction Management contract.
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (Building D) was reimagined under a design-build model when the client realized the existing design exceeded the budget. By fasttracking construction and overlapping it with design, PCL was able to meet the client’s deadlines on this five-storey, 71,859-square-foot building. Its enhanced laboratory space, breakout rooms, large lecture theaters, support office areas, and teaching areas were all delivered in time for the start of winter classes.
Excepting Building G, the Queen’s Centre was built to LEED certification standards. Environmental stewardship was paramount on the project, leading the team to initiate programs for recycling, indoor air quality, sustainable materials, low or no volatile organic compounds, low-flush fixtures, Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, and alternative transportation.