|CLIENT:||City of Moncton|
|CONSULTANT:||Stantec Architecture Ltd.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Public-Private Partnership|
|Project SIZE:||23,000 sq. m.|
Bird has successfully been contracted to design, build and short-term finance the Moncton Downtown Centre. The facility will include a single NHL-sized ice surface with more than 9,000 permanent seats. The arena will be the future home of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The facility also includes a reconfiguration design of 10,000 seats to accommodate other events. The downtown centre will include flexible space, a club lounge, private boxes and a multi-use outdoor plaza facility that will include an outdoor skating rink.
As part of the city’s vision, the new centre will act as a catalyst for downtown redevelopment. Bird has partnered with the city to host public information sessions and workshops. The results of these workshops will have influence on several aspects of the building’s design, in particular the multi-use outdoor plaza facility. Conceived by Bird as a public gateway, the plaza will provide entertainment for the community throughout the year with public art, seating, concessions, outdoor skating, as well as other sports and entertainment events.