Ryerson Academic & Residence Bldg.
Total Construction Value: $56,000,000
Size: 166,000 sq.ft.
Ryerson University is building a new mixed-used academic and residence building known as “ Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex”. This multifunctional hub is designed by architects Perkins + Will , will rise 27 storeys on Church Street just north of Dundas, replacing a surface parking lot with 18,600 square metres of new space.
The building will include also underground parking garage of 4 floors.
The academic and administrative podium levels 1 to 9 will house Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing; Midwifery Education; the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health; the Communications, Government & Community Engagement department; University Advancement; Food Services and a Fabrication Zone.
The residential tower is 18 floors from level 10 to 27 and will accommodate 332 students in 100 residential units.
Construction has started on November 23, 2015 and expected to be completed on August 13, 2018.
The project is a gold LEED project with a mechanical design that utilizes the energy efficiently and reduces the energy consumption. The project consists of 3 main mechanical rooms; heating mechanical room on lower level 3; mechanical room on level 9 and mechanical room on level 28.
Kelson mechanical highlights:
The heating source is provided through Enwave, while the cooling is provided locally through a chilled water system in the Academic floors. The heating and cooling in the Residence tower are provided through the same piping system through a chiller and heating boilers in the Penthouse mechanical room. The cooling in the academic building is distributed through the active chilled beams to reduce the energy consumption.
Kelson Company will supply and install the following systems:
- New chilled water system with chillers, cooling towers, Air handling units, heat exchangers, pumps and Fan coil units.
- New heating systems ENWAVE
- New Domestic Water, Drainage and storm systems with Cistern system
- New Fuel Oil System.
- New Compressed Air System
- New Air Distribution System with Fan Coil Units, Exhaust Fans and Smoke Fans.