|CLIENT:||Garden City Community Centre|
|CONSULTANT:||Stantec Architecture Ltd.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Stipulated Sum|
|Project SIZE:||9,500 sq. m.|
The Seven Oaks Arena is a new twin pad NHL-sized ice hockey arena equipped with a raised 350-seat spectator concourse in each arena, equipment storage areas, change rooms and a club room suite. The facility also includes a food court, administrative area and community amenities including an outdoor skate change area, meeting rooms, a walking track and a multi-purpose room.
Construction carried through winter as all but one of the 35 exterior openings were sealed using highly insulated temporary enclosures. This allowed the entire building to be heated with far less than traditional fuel consumption, providing a cost savings to the owner of approximately $200,000 from the anticipated winter construction heating costs. Additionally, Bird spent three months prior to construction devising value engineering options, in which the team delivered additional savings in the form of alternate building materials and systems.
Seeking Green Globes certification, the facility uses strategies such as reclaiming heat from the ice plant and returning it into the building as needed, as well as in-floor heating lines. Throughout construction, Bird diverted over 79% of construction waste from landfills with more than 55 tons recycled.