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51st Avenue Business Park

Project Description

51st Avenue Business Park on 94th Street and 51st Avenue in Edmonton Alberta is a 210,000 square foot business park development.  Vital Engineering provided the Site Civil and Mechanical Engineering Services to Guild Properties.

The project consists of three 3-storey Office Warehouse buildings and a single four storey Office Building.  A single level underground parkade occupies nearly 1/3 of the site area under the four storey Office Building and interconnects with one of the Office Warehouse buildings.

Civil Engineering Highlights - Vital worked closely with the City of Edmonton Drainage Department to coordinate a very complex service tie-in in 51st Avenue. Grading was challenging due to a long and narrow site with Warehouse access requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Highlights – The heating and cooling source for all four buildings is provided through an Earth Energy System consisting of 320 – 250 ft deep boreholes located strategically on the site.  The building systems consist of a series of interconnected low temperature water loops and extended range water source heat pumps.  Occupant air is being provided by a dedicated outside air system that uses the heat in the waste air from washrooms and other areas to preheat the outside air at winter design conditions.  It also recovers cooling during summer conditions from the same sources to temper the warm summer fresh air. Some impacts to the Architectural elements included; small Mechanical Rooms, one roof penetration per building for ventilation systems, quiet operation, minimal ceiling space requirement, an insignificant amount of vertical shafting through the floors adding to the overall floor space.

  • Client
    51st Avenue Business Park
  • Location
  • Project Value
  • Area Size
    210,000 sqft
Services Provided
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering



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