City of Edmonton Modular Supportive Housing: King Edward Park
Area of focus
Places we Live
Owner / Consultant
City of Edmonton / GEC Architects
City of Edmonton Modular Supportive Housing Project
The City of Edmonton Modular Supportive Housing project consisted of five independent supportive housing buildings. Each was built with a structural slab on grade and a main floor podium, two stair shafts, and two elevators constructed with structural reinforced concrete. All upper floors were predominantly built using Volumetric Modular Construction. Main floors were designed to accommodate supportive housing amenities, offices, and common area.
Edmontonians who live in supportive housing find safety, stability, and a community of healing where they can recover and grow. The completion of these modular builds will help get homeless people off the streets and have a safe place to live. Increasing the supply of supportive housing is a key priority of the City’s Affordable Housing Investment Plan (2019-2022) and the plan to end homelessness in Edmonton.
King Edward Park Supportive Housing Site
The main floor of the King Edward Park Supportive Housing building is comprised of 6300 square feet of supportive services and office space. The second and third floor of the building are supported by a structural slab that holds 21 modular units, which make up 30 suites that range from studio, one-bedroom, and one-bedroom barrier free. Each floor has amenity balcony access along with a community laundry area.
Between the City of Edmonton, the Consultants and Delnor, the entire project needed to be collaborative from start to finish. Our project managers were key players in the design phase to provide constructability feedback in real time, which was recognized and implemented by the design team as much as possible. This created a smooth project execution and successful project for the City of Edmonton.