The Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters
The Nova Scotia Power [NSP] Corporate Headquarters occupies a decommissioned generating plant in a prominent location in downtown Halifax, with significant frontage on the public board-walk that lines the western edge of Halifax harbor. The project involved the retention and adaptive re-use of the former enerating plant for the headquarters of the provincial electrical utility. The facility houses over 600 staff in approximately 14,600 gross square meters and provides parking for 150 cars.
The project used an innovative construction strategy that involved the reuse of the existing steel structure and exterior concrete cladding where possible, in conjunction with the insertion of floors within the existing volume. Originally designed to support coal bins and turbines, the existing structure and foundations were robust enough to support the new floors.
The project has achieved LEED® Platinum certification providing an example of sustainability and design and construction innovation for the provincial and national building industry. ROCKWOOL CURTAINROCK® 40 was used in the exterior cladding assembly - surface mounted on the outside face of the existing concrete walls over waterproof membrane, behind aluminum panels, between exterior studs and around parapets.
Halifax, Nova Scotia