On behalf of Bennett Architecture, we were very happy with the experience with JEN COL and their team that produced a facility that Edmonton was in need of. The project took approximately 18 months to complete and found the firm to be professional throughout the project and receptive to the issues that were presented. The quality of the work was in line with Bennett Architect’s high expectations and the project came in on budget.
Capital Region Housing Corporation
Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) is the largest provider of social and affordable housing in the Edmonton area managing over 4,500 social housing rental units and over 600 near market housing rental units. In 2012, CRHC selected JEN COL Construction to build a four-storey housing and retail development located along Norwood Blvd. in Edmonton’s McCauley neighborhood – right next to Commonwealth Stadium – aptly named Stadium Manor.
Norwood Blvd. (111 and 112 Avenues) resides along one of Edmonton’s oldest commercial strips and is part of the City of Edmonton’s Main Streets Overlay project which supports high-quality, pedestrian-oriented development. Stadium Manor’s ground-floor commercial space is positioned right up to the north property line to contribute to the pedestrian-oriented character of this area. The exterior finish on the commercial ground level includes a traditional red brick veneer, maintaining the character of the neighborhood’s existing buildings, including Fire Rescue Services Norwood Station No. 5 located across the street (a JEN COL project completed in 2010).
Above the commercial retail level are three floors of residential apartments – a total of 23 one-bedroom suites, including barrier-free units. The exterior finishes of the residential levels are a combination of cementitious siding, prefinished metal siding and red brick veneer to match the commercial space. The top floor includes a south facing patio with small garden planters to be used by the residents.
Bennett Architecture Inc.
Elliot - Abrams Engineering Ltd.
TWS Engineering Ltd.