The Nova Centre is a one million sq. ft., mixed-use, LEED Gold commercial development nearing completion in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It features seventy-four windows that are thirty-four feet tall. The project as a whole includes the largest curtainwall ever produced by Flynn Facades manufacturing plant in Toronto, Ontario. It is 182,839 sq. ft. (2,662 units) of Flynnwall 6450 Structurally Glazed Unitized Curtainwall featuring Viracon’s VRE26 and VRE59 Insulated Glass.
The development is comprised of a nineteen storey hotel tower, two sixteen storey office towers and the new Halifax Convention Centre. The Nova Center will also include three city blocks of retail space and a public pedestrian arcade. Flynn is proud to be working with construction manager EllisDon on this $500 million project. Flynn’s scope includes 87,000 sq. ft. of roofing spread out over twenty eight different areas. This includes: 24,500 sq. ft. of mechanically fastened PVC over the ballroom, 57,000 sq. ft. of torched on VB, adhered tapered ISO, adhered Soprasmart board and torched Cap sheet. There will also be 5,500 sq. ft. of green roofing.
The site crews were mindful of this project’s complexity and an enormous amount of pre-planning was conducted. As a result, this venture is on pace to be completed earlier than scheduled with near zero deficiencies reported by the clients inspectors. Site installation began on Nova Center in November of 2015 and is on pace to conclude by September of 2016.