Riverside EpiCenter

We were at the heart of an epic project.

14 roof elevations, a 36-foot rock climbing wall, 6-lane bowling alley, recording studio, and even a professional, acoustic-rated auditorium with 600 seats, and all with energy efficient features, make this epic community centre a truly one-of-a-kind facility.

The goal of the project was to provide a vibrant, modern centre to promote community involvement and offer an alternative for individuals and families looking for entertainment and recreational opportunities close to home.

Gleeds not only managed pre-construction and construction activities, we also procured $2.3 million of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and took part in complex lease negotiations.

Saving more than 10%

We helped Word of Faith save more than 10% of the value of the entire Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) package while managing to upgrade to the audio/visual system specified in the auditorium and recording studio.

We helped develop a functional floor plan for the fitness centre. We were also instrumental in lease negotiations with vendors in the food hall.

 

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CMAA Project Achievement Awards were awarded to this state-of-the-art mixed-use project.

LEED® Silver Certified

Sustainable measures during design and construction included recycling or salvaging more than 80% of the construction waste, using low-emitting materials, repurposing and reusing material, and crushing all concrete to form the new car parks.

Water-efficient fixtures mean a 35% reduction in water use, representing 450,000 gallons of water saved annually.

Thanks to the energy-efficient designs, including: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems, energy costs are reduced by 16%. The building also delivers 30% more fresh air than required by code.

Project of the year 

We’re proud that this extraordinary building was completed on schedule, with parts handed over to the client ahead of schedule for early occupancy and preparation for opening ceremonies.

We’re delighted to have played a role in a project that went on to win a series of 2014 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) South Atlantic Chapter Project Achievement Awards for:

  • Project of the Year
  • Constructed Value Less than $50 million
  • Programme Management
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Chris Williams

Chris Williams
President, USA