West Memorial Building Rehabilitation
Ottawa, ON

West Memorial Building Rehabilitation

Walters is working with EllisDon Corporation on the West Memorial Building Rehabilitation in Ottawa. The West Memorial Building, classified as a heritage building, was built between 1954 and 1958 to honour Canadians who served their country during the Second World War. The scope of work includes modernizing the West Memorial Building and the Supreme Court of Canada Building while preserving the historical façade and interior.

The building’s exterior, including its façade, will undergo extensive restorations to maintain its integrity. Modernization of the interior will consist of new amenities, an improved HVAC system, elevators, and accessibility upgrades.

The renovation will also adhere to a sustainability mandate focused on lifecycle costs, green measures, and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Walters supplied and installed 550 tons of structural steel for the new pyramid-designed skylights. Consisting of Hollow Structural Steel (HSS), the structure meets Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) category four finish requirements. The steel frame will support the glass skylights covering the two existing courtyards.

Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – Government of Canada
Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd
Facts & Figures
  • Two 23 x 20-metre steel frame skylights
  • 3D sequences used to communicate construction and installation plan
  • Modelled all significant components to avoid interferences
  • Approximately 10,000 anchor bolts
  • The construction stage will continue until 2024
Our Role

Walters was responsible for supplying and installing approximately 550 tons of structural steel for the skylights and roof decking. The new pyramid-designed skylights consist of Hollow Structural Steel (HSS), and the structure meets Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) category four finish requirements. Benson Steel was the fabrication partner.

Walters Field Services installed the 23 x 20-metre skylights, supporting the glass skylights covering two existing courtyards.

Feature Walters is responsible for supplying and installing a bronze-clad spiral staircase.

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344 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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