halifax shopping centre renovations

$70 Million Redevelopment Project

Client: EllisDon Corporation
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Services Used: Demolition, Structural Demolition
Timeframe: 2015-16



This $70 million redevelopment project provides 75,000 square feet of additional retail space at the existing Halifax Shopping Centre. 

It involved converting a three-storey office building into a two-storey retail mall with new skylights and atrium spaces. A new entrance on the west side of the property opens into an upgraded and relocated food court with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, elevated seating and a patio. 

Demolition, Hazardous Materials Abatement, Training

project scope

The Halifax Shopping Centre, located in Halifax, NS, is Atlantic Canada's largest shopping centre. 

The redevelopment included approximately 75,000 square feet of new retail space, a relocated food court and design upgrades throughout the centre.

Under the contract, QM Environmental provided the following services and solutions, among others: 

  • Developed thorough safe and efficient procedures to conduct demolition work within an occupied building.
  • Demolition work was carried out prior to the mall opening on a daily basis, to ensure minimal disruption and impact to the public.
  • QM conducted interior stripping of existing stores, removal of escalators and created new openings on structural slabs/roofs for future skylights and escalators.
  • The exterior façade was also removed from the office towers using overhead cranes to lift the pre-cast panels.
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