Stantec to provide engineering services for Western
EDMONTON, Alberta and NEW YORK and PERTH, Australia, September 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NYSE, TSX: STN
Global design and engineering firm Stantec has been selected as the senior engineer for the city of Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth. The company is part of a consortium of leading local, national and international architects and engineers who will design the A $ 695 million project.
The project represents one of the largest contracts to come out of the A $ 1.5 billion Perth City deal to date. Announced last year, the Perth City Deal aims to revitalize Perth, attracting government and private investment to the CBD, creating nearly 10,000 jobs while encouraging more people to return to the city to bring benefits. economic benefits to small businesses.
As Principal Engineer, Stantec will provide civil and structural engineering services as well as construction and traffic planning services. Australian architectural firm Lyons, in partnership with Perth-based Silver Thomas Hanley and international architects Haworth Tompkins, has been announced as the design team. Marshall Day will carry out the acoustic engineering for the City Campus. Urbis will lead the town planning. Donald Cant Watts Corke is already working on site to provide takeoff services.
The designs were submitted as part of the development application process for ECU City, which will be Western Australia’s first full downtown university campus, the centerpiece of the Perth City deal.
Developed at two sites, the 60,000 square meter, 11 super-level ECU City is designed as a vibrant and highly transparent streetscape of the city center with a rich variety of activities taking place in performance spaces, studios and state of the art – digital labs. The campus represents an opportunity to integrate courses in the creative industries, business and technology with ECU’s internationally recognized Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Aiming for a five-star green rating, the campus plan features a smart facade design that provides sun protection. Inside, the building will have adaptive and energy efficient air conditioning with natural ventilation. Cutting-edge technology will be on display throughout the space with a dynamic digital media facade and immersive entrance, a cybersecurity operations center, a world-class digital center for global business training, a motion capture film studio , a space sound laboratory and new generation technological programs and laboratories.
The new campus aims to attract over 9,000 students and staff by 2025, reaching over 11,000 students and staff by 2034. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and the campus will open in 2025 .
The project award represents the latest in a series of gains resulting from Stantec’s regional acquisition strategy in the Australian and New Zealand market. Over the past three years, the company has acquired Engenium, GTA Consultants, Wood & Grieve Engineers and the Traffic Design group to strengthen a broader, multidisciplinary presence to support clients. Newly integrated Stantec regional design teams, formed through acquisitions, will support all facets of the ECU project.
For more information on the project, visit http://www.citycampus.ecu.edu.au.
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Caution regarding forward-looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the project described above. Forward-looking statements also include any other statement that does not refer to historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is a risk that the project described above will be delayed, canceled, suspended or terminated. This could cause future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Except as required by law, Stantec assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are provided in this document for the purpose of providing information about the above-mentioned project and its expected impact. Readers are cautioned that this information may not be appropriate for other purposes.
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