Our architectural firm and multi-disciplinary team of sub-consultants provided design and contract administration for the new Coaldale detachment project, a 2,403 square metre, single-storey, new construction building near a stormwater retention pond in a residential area off the main highway. The building contains 5 cells and the majority of the building is office space. The building was designed for 20 years of future growth incorporated with the space design.
The federal project followed CPTED principles to design the exterior with highly durable masonry from local provincial quarries. The glazing for most spaces is 1830mm above grade. Glazing was only lowered for spaces that allowed public access which included the entrance vestibule. Landscaping was designed to be low within 6m of an entrance and along access paths, no tree canopies below 2m in height. Partitions and hardware were used to separate secure and public spaces.
Coaldale was not a LEED® project but was designed based on smart construction methods to reduce energy consumption, reduce waste of materials, reduce water consumption, increase air quality and utilize the site wisely to standards set up for the Canada Green Building Council’s LEED® Standard.