In 2015, Edmonton's iconic Roxy Theatre was destroyed by a fire. The site had been left vacant up until 2019 - when we began work on constructing a new venue.
The scope of the project included: shoring and underpinning of the existing adjacent buildings; demolition of the existing foundation and structural supports; construction of a 200-person main theatre; construction of a mixed-use flexible space; construction of a rehearsal hall, office, and a rooftop patio.
A photovoltaic system (ballast system); new mechanical and electric systems; and an acoustic treatment in various spaces were also required.
Since the theatre is being built on a very tight site, we had to utilize the lean construction principles to coordinate Just In Time delivery for materials and equipment. Close to 100 concrete pours were required for the scope of work. All were successfully done while ionizing disruption to the main thoroughfare of 124th St.
A challenge our team ran into was that our original design showed we'd be building too close to the city property line. Therefore, we had to totally redesign the shoring around the property and change the entire plan for building it.
This new construction will bring the home of the Theatre Network and the Roxy Theatre back to 124th St., an integral piece of the arts community in Edmonton.
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