The BMO Convention Centre expansion will be the largest conference facility in western Canada and the second largest in the country. The expansion will be three levels high and include approximately 565,000 square feet of brand new facilities, attached to the south-east end of the existing Convention Centre. CMLC and the Calgary Stampede selected a design team comprising of three architectural firms: Stantec, Populous and S2 Architecture.
The Centre will include exhibition space, prefunction space, meeting rooms, board rooms, kitchen, junior ballroom (multipurpose space) and a ballroom.
The development will include a major expansion to the existing casino and will ultimately include 5,000 gaming machines, 400 table games, a 5,000 seat multipurpose performance venue, multiple food and beverage offerings, 2 new hotels including a pool, spa and retail facilities integrated seamlessly with existing racetrack operations
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Walters is responsible for the supply and installation of structural steel and metal deck, along with some feature stairs.
Being downtown Calgary there is limited space for storage so all deliveries must be managed to ensure efficient execution. Steel construction will begin in November 2021 and continue for approximately 12 months. This means that the Calgary Stampede of 2022 needed to be considered in our site planning.