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November 1/17: Queen’s Marque Selects Wallace Quarries Ltd. for Historically Relevant Facade
One of the largest purchases of Nova Scotian sandstone in the last century. Read more here.
Fall 2017 Update: Structural work and removal of old wharves continue at Queen’s Marque. When complete, this development will include 75,000 square feet of public space + 3 new public wharves.
Creating Queen’s Marque: Part I
The first stage of the construction of Queen’s Marque was to create a cofferdam for the district’s underground parking. A cofferdam is a watertight enclosure that allows space to be created below the waterline. For Queen’s Marque a steel sheet pile (SSP) cofferdam was constructed around the site, essentially encircling the parkade structure which will be constructed two levels below harbour level. The top of the SSP cofferdam has been set at approximately +9.5 feet above Canadian Geodetic Datum (CGD) which will allow for high tide, a slight storm surge and modest wave height. The maximum recorded water level in Halifax Harbour during Hurricane Juan was about +7 feet CGD. The SSP cofferdam was driven to bedrock level to facilitate the excavation activity and dewatering of the interior of the cofferdam. The SSP cofferdam was installed as follows:
The cofferdam, now complete, will allow the Queen’s Marque district to provide over 300 parking stalls in a two-level underground parking structure. This nearly doubles the amount of parking stalls previously offered at the Queen’s Landing and Cable Wharf parking lots that were located on the site.
Halifax Waterfront – Partial Boardwalk Closure
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Click here for a PDF copy of the current Construction Mitigation brochure. (May 2017)
Read more here: Important Notice-HalifaxBoardwalkClosure-01-17
January 2017: Queen’s Marque District Underway on the Halifax Waterfront. Read more.
At the foot of George Street, in the centre of the Halifax waterfront, Queen’s Marque is a defining project for Halifax and tells the story of Nova Scotia through form and place.
In partnership with The Armour Group Limited, award winning developer and owner of Historic Properties, Waterfront Development has been working to advance this project to ensure it captures the imagination of our community through public space infrastructure and program design, as well as the attention of the world as an iconic Halifax development.
They unveiled the Queen’s Marque district in May, 2016 — a project shaped by the distinct character and marked experience of this province and its people. With a strong deference to our region’s origins, Queen’s Marque tells the story of Nova Scotia through form and place employing design, architecture, materials, and art to convey both our heritage and a forward looking sentiment that honours the experience of being Nova Scotian.
The lived experience of Nova Scotia is reflected in the architecture and design of the over 450,000 square foot Queen’s Marque district, with 75,000 square feet of public space being created. Construction is expected to start in late 2016, with expected completion in 2019.