Qualico, Chow & Li engaged NDY to design three buildings and a common underground carpark for the Parcel 3 mixed-use development in the Willoughby Town Centre (WTC), Langley, BC.
Willoughby is one of the biggest and booming areas in Langley, where there are ongoing developments that will have many innovative aspects. The buildings include a four-storey mixed-use retail and residential building, a high-volume restaurant building and a three-storey retail and office commercial building. The main reason for engaging NDY was the previous successful project delivery to the client, more specifically the WTC Parcel 2 commercial project.
On the Parcel 3 residential component, there is a communal space – a rooftop garden – where the mechanical services had been placed. During the coordination stage, the team relocated the mechanical systems to a different area to mitigate any unpleasant exhaust. The coordination stage with other consultants had been the primary challenge for NDY, particularly in terms of electrical and structural landscaping requirements of the Langley municipality. Constant liaison was an important aspect for the project to be successful – and had to be done in a timely manner.
NDY collaborated with the general contractor, as well as the architect, Kaisan Architectural Interior Design and Planning Limited, to deliver cost-effective solutions. In the initial stage, NDY submitted a proposal with several options on the mechanical system for the client’s review. The client wanted to minimize the common space requirement and chose the Variable Refrigeration (VRF) system for the office spaces. NDY’s specialist acoustical team was tasked with introducing design measures that mitigated mechanical noise and improved acoustical quality within WTC Parcel 3. The NDY acoustics team was able to achieve this result by working closely with our internal mechanical design team.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION:
Architect: Kaisan Architectural Interior Design and Planning Limited
Project Value: $115,000