Monaghan Square

WM Apartments Ltd.
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Constructed in two phases and located in one of the fastest growing urban neighborhoods in Halifax, Monaghan Square is a 164-unit, mixed-use development minutes from downtown that includes two 19-level residential towers, ground level commercial suites, three levels of parking (two underground) complete with space for 383 vehicles, rooftop penthouse suites, and a 33,000 square foot landscaped podium deck.

The building is framed with reinforced concrete floor slabs supported vertically on a system of reinforced concrete columns & walls and supported laterally by a series of reinforced concrete shearwalls. The building design included large areas of curtain glass that required portions of the building to be framed in structural steel as well as cantilevered concrete balconies for all residential units. Careful coordination was required with the architectural drawings to accommodate the masonry cladding around the ground level and landscaped podium deck.

Key Points

  • Large-scale building project with several hundred thousand square feet of reinforced concrete structural slabs
  • Specifically designed & detailed structural slab for heavily loaded landscaped podium
  • Structural steel framing backs up curtain glazing at rooftop penthouse suites
  • Two mid-rise residential towers above landscaped podium, low-rise residential, and ground level commercial suites complete with two levels of underground parking