|CLIENT:||Silver Birch Hotels|
|CONSULTANT:||CHAMBERLAIN ARCHITECT SERVICES LIMITED|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT|
|Project SIZE:||22,500 sq. m.|
The former Citadel Halifax Hotel has been demolished and the site has been redeveloped with two new 15-storey hotels, a Hampton Inn and a Homewood Suites. The exterior façade of the buildings contain traditional building materials such as brick, stone and curtain wall tying these new builds into the historic surrounding buildings. Attached to the developments is a new shared 240-car parkade that is also used for the new apartments built on the site by Bird.
Logistical challenges, such as scheduling deliveries, concrete pours and multiple crane operations, were among the complexities of this site’s tight building footprint. Coordination of the project schedules were paramount to the success of these projects. Due to the small labour pool in the city, Bird shared many of the same subcontractors among the projects. Whenever a change in the any of the schedules occurred, Bird rescheduled its resources appropriately to ensure no negative impact occurred on any of the buildings.
Bird worked closely with the client to refine the design of the buildings and interior layouts in tandem with construction. Bird’s unwavering ability to lead its team through significant changes ensured the buildings were completed on time and on budget.