NorQuest College Heritage Tower (HTA) Renovation

ARCHITECT

SECTOR

Education

Year

2019

Location

Edmonton

Awards

N/A

Highlights

  • Full Mechanical System Replacement
  • Phased Construction with Mechanical Allowances to keep floors operational during Construction.
  • 3D Scanning of the existing Mechanical Room

Project Details

As part of its overall Campus Masterplan, Edmonton’s NorQuest College has renovated its main downtown building, the existing South Learning Centre (SLC) which was recently renamed Heritage Tower (Building A), or HTA. Built in 1971, the HTA building consisted of a basement plus eight floors above ground, and a mechanical penthouse floor.

This significant transformation project was designed to better accommodate the growing needs of the College by consolidating and reconfiguring teaching, lab and office spaces, allocating Student Program delivery space to the lower levels, and adding a fitness room and showers/change areas.

The mechanical scope of work undertaken by AME includes extensive refurbishment and replacement of air handling units, chillded water pumps, HVAC and hydronic distrubuter systems, and HVAC terminal units. A new Building Management System was provided.

As the building was occupied throughout construction, the design was progressed to reflect this phased construction and minimize disruption within the building.