The Bayshore Shopping Centre Redevelopment consists of a major addition and retail renovation to the existing mall in west Ottawa. The project involves three main areas of work, carried out over three years. The first element was 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 was 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 built.
To assist the mall in maximizing revenue retention while the parking structure was under demolition and reconstruction, PCL's Special Projects division 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.