This project called on Williams Engineering Canada’s (WEC) vast experience in designing HVAC, mechanical and plumbing systems for similar office and commercial developments, as well as our dynamic working relationship with both Lark Group and Wensley Architecture. WEC provided schematic design, design development and complete mechanical permit and construction documents for the heating, ventilating and plumbing design, as well as specifications.
City Centre One (CC-1), designed by Wensley Architecture and developed by Lark Group, is a 12-storey LEED® Gold designed office building located in the heart of Surrey, British Columbia. Designed to provide optimal environments and productivity, CC-1 promotes cost-effective solutions that maximize the use of space.
Energy modelling helped establish the LEED® energy performance targets. The building HVAC system uses distributed water source heat pumps with central ventilation air and heat pump ventilation with heat recovery of the building exhaust. Rainwater harvesting was accomplished through the stormwater detention tanks and filtration, which provided water to the base building toilets and irrigation to the many green roof areas.
The design and construction team utilized BIM and Revit modelling to improve coordination and clash detection with the intent to migrate the information to the building management system.
The innovative conceptual design has made this project a favourite for our design team. WEC looks forward to doing more projects where our planning and design can provide businesses with a high level of sustainability.