The Project: Edmonton New Remand Centre
Location: 18415 127 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6V 1B1
Architect: ONPA Architects
Contractor: Stuart Olson Construction
Size: 277 000 sqft
Internal Job: 717-018
Structural Engineer: BPTEC-DNW Engineering Ltd.
The Edmonton New Remand Centre is a 645,000 sqft maximum security remand facility accommodating nearly 1,950 inmates in the first phase. The $482 million facility consists of a central building connected to seven pods through a two level link system. The Central Administration building houses administrative services as well as admissions and discharge functions, while the five General Population Pods, on Segregation Pod, and one Healthcare/Mental Health Pod will house the inmates. The facility also includes a full service kitchen, laundry facilities, and a Health Care Clinic. The site planning allows for an additional three pods enabling an increase in the ultimate capacity of the facility to 2,800 inmates.