Holyrood Marine Base Phase IIB

The Launch at Marine Institute is a modern training and educational facility recently constructed in Holyrood, NL. This 45,000 ft2 building consists of numerous workshops, classrooms, technical labs, office space, a two-storey atrium, and cafeteria. This building is situated just 50 ft from the ocean’s edge and seamlessly integrates with the new pier and quay operations.

The Launch was constructed using a hybrid steel/concrete structure consisting of three concrete cores (stair 1 & 2, elevator), and steel superstructure. Given the soil conditions and proximity to the ocean, over 40 steel piles were driven into the bedrock, followed by concrete pile caps. The facility was designed to be highly energy efficient, as there was a large geothermal field installed for the ground source hydronic heating/cooling equipment, robust building envelope, and solar energy infrastructure.

Client: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Location: Holyrood, NL
Surface Area: 45,000 ft2
Year Completed: 2023
Architect: LAT49 Architecture Inc.

“ I found Olympic Construction to be a good partner to work with. They were always accessible during every stage of the project and were straight up with any challenges that came with construction; and very diligent in finding solutions. I am very satisfied with the services of Olympic Construction and would definitely work with them again. ”

John Steele
President, Steele Hotels

“ Working with Olympic means we get the best service, best construction but also we can rest easy knowing they are on the job. When taking on large projects it can be very expensive and stressful, however, the staff at Olympic Construction make you feel like family, and treat your project with the respect it deserves. When building, we only deal with Olympic for our business. ”

Dan Matthews
Dealer Principal, Volkswagen Audi

“ Olympic Construction was responsible for the build out of our latest location. They were incredibly knowledge, professional and timely in the execution of their work. They were able to adapt and respond to challenges very quickly and effectively. The team was a pleasure to deal with and the quality of their work was top notch. They handled every aspect of the project and kept us well apprised at all times. I look forward to working with them again in the future. ”

Niraj Shukla
Owner, Mustang Sally’s

“ Olympic turned our vision into a reality for a collaborative, modern headquarters with an in housegym. The team was extremely professional, organized, and timely. They made the experience a breeze for us with minimal involvement from our team. ”

John Williams
CEO, Nutra Holdings

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