Meridian Centre – Spectator Facility

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2015

Ball Construction and Rankin Construction, having worked previously together, formed a joint venture partnership, BRC, combining their complimentary design-build arena and civil expertise. Key sub contracted team members, Architecture49, WSP Group and Upper Canada Consultants provided major design disciplines while M & E design-build sub-contractors, Dordan Mechanical and Roberts Onsite were responsible for controlling overall mechanical and electrical costs by assisting in cost effective design and introducing manufacturers design-build expertise in areas of sound systems, communications cabling, security, lighting, air handling equipment, and BAS.

The main goal and challenge was to provide a new state-of-the-art spectator facility with the features and amenities typical of a much larger arena within a constrained $45 million budget and 22 month timeline. The brown field site, defined as a critical component to the St Catharines downtown revitalization plan, is located over the old abandoned Welland canal. Nestled between Hwy 406 and the bottom of a 15m high bank on which the original 19th century commercial buildings of St. Paul St. sit. This site offered limited space for on-site parking and posed its own opportunities and challenges.

The Meridian Centre is integrated into the commercial fabric of the downtown by 2 pedestrian bridge links to the main street and existing City owned parking garages within 500 meters of the site. This serves to revitalize the downtown by attracting patrons back to the City’s main street and its many commercial store fronts enroute to the facility while resolving the on-site parking issue. This new synergy is also strengthened at lower level main entry, with an open air plaza for pre-event gatherings and the pedestrian friendly connection with the adjacent transformed historic Hair Cloth Building and the Performing Arts Centre currently under construction. Together these projects provide a new cultural and entertainment hub.

The building itself fosters a distinctive and attractive sense of place as it becomes a landmark and welcoming beacon to the Downtown cityscape with transparent public entry towers, lobbies and lounges to welcome the public approaching the building from the upper town or from the lower level street and Hwy 406.

Structured on 3 levels, the facility transforms easily from a 5200 seat hockey facility up to 6500 seats for end stage concerts, with retractable end zone seating, a centre score clock that draws up into the barrel vault truss roof and a catwalk accessible structural ceiling grid for concert rigging. The combination of structural stud / masonry cavity wall and insulated metal panels for the building enclosure were selected for ease and speed of enclosure for the winter months and afforded the massing and articulation, particularly of the east facade, in echoing the urban texture and fabric of the original narrow lots of St. Paul St. buildings.

Owner: City of St. Catharines
Consultants: Architecture49 Inc. / WSP Canada Inc. / Upper Canada Consultants (Civil) / O’Connor Mokrycke Consultants (Landscape)
Design-Builder: Ball-Rankin Construction Inc. (Ball Construction Ltd. & Rankin Construction)

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