Current Developments

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Hilton Hotel – Renovations

CLIENT: Niagara Hospitality Resorts Inc.

PROJECT VALUE: $47,800,000

COMPLETION YEAR: 2020

LOCATION: Niagara Falls, ON

ARCHITECT: Stanford Downey Architects Inc.

CONTRACT TYPE: Construction Management

The latest muliti-phased renovations occurring within the Hilton Hotel entail the complete interior demolition and redesign of both east and west entrances, and the relocation of the swimming pool from the main level of the south tower, to the top floor of the middle tower. To accommodate the new  infinity pool, jacuzzies, and kiddie pool the middle tower will have two additional stories erected, raising it to an 18-storey tower. The first phase of the Hilton Hotel renovations have been completed.  This phase included a new pedestrian bridge that was installed over Fallsview Boulevard, located at the main entrance of the Fallview Casino. Due to the high traffic and pedestrian volume, maintaining public safety, obeying noise constraints, and ensuring flow of traffic were challenges that were successfully accomplished by the management and construction team. A five-storey addition to the front façade of the mid-tower of the hotel was required to accommodate the new installation of the pedestrian bridge.

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Fort Erie International Academy

CLIENT: JPAS International Inc. (China)

PROJECT VALUE: $45,000,000

COMPLETION YEAR: Phase 1: 2020

LOCATION: Fort Erie, ON

ARCHITECT: Quartek Group Inc.

CONTRACT TYPE: Construction Management

NIACON has been appointed as Construction Manager to build the student residence building for the new Fort Erie International Academy. In the summer of 2019, the vacant public and post-secondary schools in Fort Erie were privately purchased with the goal of repurposing the educational facilities into a new Fort Erie International Academy (FEIA). The new private school will attract international and local students, providing them with a “global appreciation”, and utilizing the Ontario Curriculum. The development is located at 474 Central Avenue, Fort Erie, Ontario. The academy currently has over 100 students enrolled and is operating in the existing elementary school building and plans to renovate the secondary school building to accommodate an additional 900 students by January 2021. As part of the scheme FEIA is constructing a new student accommodation building. With a budget of $45 million this will offer more than 500 accommodation units (two, three and four bed rooms) for students and staff, including a commercial kitchen, student cafeteria, laundry facility, and other additional amenities.

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YWCA Supportive Housing

CLIENT: YWCA Niagara Region

PROJECT VALUE: $5,599,374

COMPLETION YEAR: 2020

LOCATION: St. Catharines, ON

ARCHITECT: Quartek Group Inc.

CONTRACT TYPE: Stipulated Sum

This project involves construction of a 4-storey residence including basement walk-out for Supportive Housing.  There are a total of 24 suites, including four large apartments to be used as emergency shelters for families, as well as 20 units of long-term permanent housing offering a mix of one, two, and four-bedroom units, complete with a hydraulic passenger elevator. The exterior finish of the building is a mixture of masonry veneer, cement panels and EIFS.  The unique landscape incorporates some existing trees and shrubs as well as new trees and other plant materials, utilizing an existing creek bed to create an appealing landscape design.