16,748 sq ft
Located on the southern end of the peninsula, the Presentation Centre will face an 11-acre public park with sweeping views of Howe Sound, the Squamish Chief, and Shannon Falls.
In time, the remaining development will be built out with multi-family housing, a three kilometer multi-use waterfront trail, light industrial facilities, a learning campus, and mixed-used buildings with retail opportunities.
At 556 cubic metres, the foundation for the Presentation Centre is Naikoon’s largest concrete pour by volume to date. Post-pour, an unexpected drop in temperature threatened its ability to set, requiring quick thinking from the project team; the area was tented and a heat pump installed to keep the concrete a consistent temperature for several days.
Prefabrication methodologies are an effective way to minimize construction labour costs, and in Squamish, our team took it a step further by creating a nearby lay-down yard. The yard is a huge asset in our process, giving us full quality control over factory-made components, while giving us an opportunity to save additional time by applying the rain screen membrane horizontally. Our time-saving measures proved valuable. Despite adverse weather conditions (including 20 knot winds and an early dump of snow), the building was erected in six weeks, meeting our target.