Maple Reinders engaged in an extensive Construction Management process with Focus on the Family, a not-for-profit organization, to construct a three-storey office building of 24,000 SF on top of 15,000 SF of enclosed parking structure.
The facility is situated on a 1.6 acre site and is located in a place of visibility in the community, with easy access to the TransCanada Highway. The new building has a capacity of 104 people and includes space for offices, boardroom, training centre, cafeteria, bookstore, and other ancillary areas.
The building was constructed of concrete and structural steel, with concrete, glazing and wall cladding exterior. Maple Reinders also fully developed the site with loading, parking, and landscaping.
The building is designed to provide up to 7,500 SF (or 30%) more office space for Focus on the Family staff.
Maple Reinders was awarded the contract to construct the new Somerset/Bridlewood station. With its distinct architecture, undulating roof-line and all-glass shelters, this station was a stand-out project for the City of Calgary.
The construction of the school took place while the existing Westbrook School (built in 1953) was in use for an entire school year. The contract included abatement and demolition of the existing school which was undertaken during the summer break.