Ball is happy to report that Webster Place, a $12.5-million social housing project located at Highway 6 and Gordon Street in Fergus, is nearing completion.
This 4-storey, 65,000 square-foot construction management project was awarded to Ball in April 2016. Ball began by working closely with principal consultants, Grinham Architects and Wellington County staff in order to develop the project’s final design and scope. Construction has proceeded smoothly. This load-bearing block/precast structure consists of 8 accessible suites and 47 standard units and a common area for dining and other events on the main floor.
According to Ball project manager, Andy O’Brien, “The roofing is complete and we are now in the interior drywall and finishes stage.”
Formerly known as Fergusson Place Phase II, Webster Place represents the second stage of the project, as it shares the site with an existing duplicate building. Ball was uniquely suited to assume phase II completion because of its history of expertise with these types of facilities throughout Ontario.
In addition, a portion of this project includes a new technology being used in Canadian multi-unit residential buildings called co-generation, which involves the simultaneous production of thermal heat and electrical energy from one fuel source. The system includes the installation of two 19-kilowatt combined heat and power generators. Project funding is being provided by the county’s Green Initiatives reserve.
Webster Place is slated for completion in June, 2017.