Ritchie Market is a new neighbourhood hub of local businesses in one shared space. Arrow was engaged by Carlson Construction to complete the civil and electrical engineering that was designed by Group2 Architecture.
The dynamic space will host a butcher, a coffee roaster, a brewery, and a cycle shop. The electrical engineering took special considerations to ensure the aesthetics of the architectural design were maintained. The space hosts coffee roasting drums and brewing equipment on the main floor that are powered from a second floor electrical room.
The development’s owner, Greg Zeschuk, requested highly advanced lighting controls. He approached Arrow’s team for recommendations on the best configuration and most innovative technology.
Arrow provided a centralized iPad-controlled lighting system that provided comprehensive and local zone control. This option resulted in a higher upfront cost, but with LED lighting, there will be long-term utilities savings.
As an infill, this nearly zero property line building required both onsite and offsite civil engineering. Due to the tight nature of the property, one of the challenges our civil team faced was tying the architectural plans into the existing elevations of the neighbouring property lines. Infills of this nature require extensive collaboration between all client partners and City of Edmonton staff. Fortunately, Arrow has built strong relationships with the City approvals department and understands the process for successful projects.
“The owner has a vision: you live in the community, you ride your bike here, get your bike worked on, have a coffee or a beer. It’s a really great building – honestly, I wish I lived in the area so I could experience it!”
– Wes Bullock, Arrow Senior Project Manager