Location | Victoria, British Columbia
Sector | Property
Market | Residential
Project Delivery Method: Mechanical Systems Design
Discipline | Mechanical
Hudson Walk Phase One is in the Hudson District which is one of Victoria’s most vibrant, up and coming neighbourhoods and conveniently situated by shops, services and transit and walking distance to downtown Victoria. This urban designed, 16 storey tower, with 178 functional, pet friendly rental suites features luxurious finishes, lavish outdoor spaces with views of the city or the inner harbour. The building also boasts 8,500 ft2 of street level retail/commercial space adding convenience and growth to the revitalized neighbourhood.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) supplied mechanical design services for this project which included heating, ventilation, plumbing and fire protection. The residential suites are heated by electric baseboard and the ventilation is provided by an in-suite exhaust fan connected to a 24 hour time clock. The commercial space is heated and air conditioned by DX split system heat pumps and fan coils. Exterior building louvers are provided as a base building installation for ventilation requirements in the commercial areas. Corridor pressurization is provided on each floor by a roof top air handling unit utilizing a gas fire indirect heat exchange to provide tempered air. Requirements for high rise building smoke control ventilation system are designed to include vestibule and stair pressurization, and emergency generator ventilation. Domestic hot water to all residential units is provided by a central boiler & storage tank system. Domestic hot water re-circulation systems are provided to maintain water temperatures and are designed with a series of direct contact plate-and-frame heat exchanges to control pressure zones for high rise requirements. Plumbing is designed for all residential fixtures, roof and site drainage requirements. Plumbing rough-in services are designed for the commercial spaces for the future connection by tenants. A performance specification sprinkler system and fire pump is designed to meet NFPA-13 requirements.
Through the combined use of quality technical resources and support systems WEC is proud to have delivered engineering services that meet the needs of the Townline Group in a cost-efficient and timely manner. We are excited to begin work on Hudson Walk Phase Two which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.