|CLIENT:||Government of Newfoundland & Labrador|
|CONSULTANT:||Sheppard Case Architects Inc.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Stipulated Sum|
|Project SIZE:||1,400 sq. m.|
The Nanuk Community Centre is a new facility providing various functions and recreational programs to support the Hopedale Inuit community. The building includes a large gymnasium, Elders room, fitness space, youth centre and lounge.
Due to the remote location of the northern Labrador community and the short construction season, Bird was challenged by the procurement and material delivery process. The team relied on two coastal marine vessels that service the North Coast of Labrador to receive shipments. With the limited capacity of the marine vessels, the community shipments took priority over construction materials and equipment.
The project was completed in two phases: the earthworks and foundation were established in the fall and following the winter shut-down, the above grade work was completed. With the limited shipping season, the project team faced a tight procurement and construction schedule to achieve the goal of enclosing the building envelope before the next winter season. Successfully enclosing the building before the harsh winter weather, the team was able to continue the interior work through the winter months to deliver the project on schedule.