Designed by Stantec Inc. and JPRA Architects
Renderings by JPRA Architects
Tsawwassen Mills is one of the largest enclosed shopping centres in the Greater Vancouver area. The single-floor building features themes modelled around the typical Mills Mall format. This new development of approximately 1.2 million square feet of retail space includes a 145,000 square foot Bass Pro Shop store, restaurants, a 1,100-seat food court, factory outlets and kiosks. Smith + Andersen is providing mechanical and electrical engineering services for the base building and tenant improvements on this project. The shopping centre is also targeting LEED Certification.
Outside air is provided from air handlers serving the main corridors and food court area of the building. Energy-efficient packaged roof top units provide air conditioning to all retail spaces, and energy recovery units are used for the public washroom's exhaust system. The energy consumption on all systems are measured using sub-meters and monitored with a building automated system (BAS). Due to the high efficiency systems, this project is eligible for the Fortis BC Incentive Program. All washrooms are equipped with low flow plumbing fixtures with high efficiency electronic flushometers, complete with a hydropower self-generating system. Control flow roof drains collect storm water. Five grease interceptors are installed in the sanitary system for the food court and restaurant areas. High-efficiency domestic water heaters are used for showers, service mop sinks, and lavatories.
The electrical design includes the complete high voltage distribution, as well as individual tenant metering and nine pad-mounted transformers. Low wattage LED lighting systems are designed to maximize energy efficiency, including daylight harvesting throughout the mall concourse.