Location | Victoria, British Columbia
Sector | Property
Market | Residential
Project Delivery Method: New Construction
Discipline | Mechanical Systems Design
Photo Credit | Rendering Courtesy of NSDA Architects
Williams Engineering Canada Inc. (WEC) is working on the Encore at Bayview Place, a multi-unit residential development in Victoria, British Columbia. WEC is providing the mechanical systems design for the 17 storey high-rise, 5 storey low-rise, and 9 unit townhome project. There will be a total of 134 units and a small amenity space in the low-rise building upon completion, along with approximately 70,000 ft2 of underground parkade to accommodate the entire development.
The three buildings are serviced by a common hydronic boiler plant and chiller plant located in the high-rise building. The common mechanical systems consist of a hydronic boiler plant that generates heat for the buildings and provides a heat source for the indirect domestic hot water system. A packaged air cooled chiller plant located on the roof of the high-rise building generates chilled water for the air conditioning demand in the buildings. Each of the residential suites is designed with forced air heating and cooling systems serviced by individual local 4-pipe fancoil units. These fancoil units deliver heated and cooled air through a system of overhead ductwork to all areas of the suites. Domestic hot and cold water is distributed to all parts of the buildings via a riser system originating in the rooftop mechanical room and feeding down to the lower levels. Construction administration and construction field reviews will be provided for the project to insure all aspects of the mechanical systems are installed in accordance with the building codes and WEC design drawings providing a cost effective and quality project for the client.
The Encore at Bayview Place development is estimated to be completed by winter of 2018.