École Élémentaire Catholique St-Denis


Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel Ontario


Sudbury, Ontario






Lump Sum Contract

Project Value:

$7.5 Million

Project Description:

The new three storey, 60,000 square foot school was constructed on an environmentally sensitive site requiring attention to detail to not disturb the habitat around it. The relatively small site and environmentally sensitive areas required the vertical solution for the school to minimize the building footprint and maximized the available play area for students. With an environmentally sensitive site new settling ponds were constructed reduce the environmental impact of the building and storm water and sediment runoff from the site before settling into the natural filtration ponds. The superstructure of the building was constructed of loadbearing block and pre-cast hollow core slabs. The mechanical and electrical systems were designed with the environmental impact in mind. Each classroom was constructed with wall to wall glazing to maximize natural light reducing lighting costs and a geothermal source was installed to aid in reducing the heating costs for the building.