In May, construction on Stantec Tower hit a new milestone when the structure reached 54 storeys (646 feet), making it the tallest tower in Edmonton.
Stantec Tower’s rise aimed for 9.8 feet per week until the final height of 823 feet (66 storeys). The highest levels will house SKY Residences condominiums, along with 483 premium residential suites and luxury lifestyle facilities. The Tower will also include 20,000 square feet of amenities, such as a fitness centre, a lounge, a yoga studio, an oversized hot tub, and more.
Stantec Tower aims to be LEED® Gold certified, and the full suite of architecture and engineering services for the build have been supplied by Stantec. Construction will complete this year, with Stantec personnel moving into the new headquarters during the fall.
“Stantec employees have a lot of pride in our new company headquarters, a project our architects and engineers have worked hard on for the past four years,” says Stantec president and chief executive officer, Gord Johnston. “We have watched the Stantec Tower grow from our ground breaking in 2015 to the topping off of the commercial portion of the building in November 2017.”
“The Stantec tower has been a project of many firsts, including feats of architecture and engineering in Edmonton and Western Canada, and now as the tallest tower in Edmonton,” says Stantec senior vice president, Canada Prairies and Territories, Keith Shillington. “Stantec is proud to play a large role in transforming Edmonton, revitalizing downtown Edmonton, and contributing to the ever-growing ICE District. This project demonstrates our team’s passion for working hard to make a difference in the communities we serve and call home.”
May also saw Stantec acquire Cegertec, a company with 60 years’ experience in engineering, project management, risk management, construction supervision, and structural inspections and inventory. Cegertec’s four offices are in Quebec: Chicoutimi, Quebec City, Montreal, and Saint-Georges.
Notable Cegertec projects have included engineering and technical assistance for the Chelsea and Rapides-Farmer Power Plants in Gatineau, rehabilitation of the Pont-Arnaud and Chute-Garneau Hydroelectric power plants in Chicoutimi, multidisciplinary services for Rio Tino Alcan’s Vaudreuil Energy Centre Steam Generation System in Chicoutimi, and more.
“We are excited to join Stantec,” said Serge Savard, vice president operations, finances, and administration, Cegertec. We share a similar culture and complementary services and operations. We are also proud to soon be part of a strong, well-established team in Quebec, where we can bring our power, industrial, building, and infrastructure expertise.”
“The acquisition of Cegertec is a sign of our continuing commitment to grow our expertise and diversify our operations in the Quebec market,” said Isabelle Jodoin, senior vice president, Canada Quebec, Stantec. “Cegertec will expand our geographic presence throughout the province. The firm, which is recognized for its solid client relationships and technical excellence, greatly complements Stantec’s existing Quebec team, both with respect to markets and geographic presence.”