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Shell Place

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Project Description

Shell Place is a sports, recreation, and mixed-use complex in Fort McMurray. Located in MacDonald Island Park, the facility is connected by pedway to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Shell Place plays host to a range of sports, recreation, and concert activities. This LEED® NC Gold Certified project features also flexible conference, convention and meeting spaces, entertainment amenities, and full hospitality services.

The indoor and outdoor sport, leisure and recreation amenities include a football stadium, baseball stadium, indoor turf fieldhouse, high-performance training centre, competition badminton courts, and recreation trails. With plenty of space for events of all sizes, the larger multi-use performance and football stadium boasts 10 luxury boxes, permanent covered seating for over 4,000, and open event seating for over 20,000. The baseball stadium offers covered seating for over 2,300, open seating for up to 5,500, and private boxes. Both playing surfaces incorporate a modern synthetic design.

Clark Builders experienced some unique challenges on this project. A high-water table combined with the need to shed water from the football field to a strict Canadian Football League drainage specification. These encounters led our team to assist the design team and create a one-of-a-kind drainage system. The system contained two key components: prevent high ground water from penetrating up onto the field level and shed surface water quickly and without ponding. A natural and mechanical water treatment facility was constructed on-site to ensure ongoing protection of local and downstream rivers and wetlands.

Alongside construction management services, Clark Builders also self-performed the extensive cladding for this project which included the standing seam metal roof, fibre cement and architectural panels, metal soffit and construction of the pre-engineered building. 

  • Client

    Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

  • Architect

    Stantec Architecture Ltd.

  • Size

    148,434 sq.ft.

  • Delivery Method

    Construction Management

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