Formerly known as the Amethyst, the project comprised of a complete renovation and restoration of this historic hotel originally built in the late 1950’s. This included upgrades to all 99 suites, modernization of the mechanical and electrical systems and the addition of a new underground indoor pool and hot tub all while maintaining the original footprint of the building.
As a revenue-generating property it was essential to the client that the building was turned over in a timely fashion, which was achieved through a staggered opening of the rooms.
Covering 102,000sq ft over 6 stories, a hybrid structure of conventional steel and load bearing steel stud was used.
In order to meet the owner’s requirements of an expedited construction schedule and occupancy, the load bearing steel studs, partitions and exterior wall panels were prefabricated offsite. Since the exterior walls were insulated and finished at the manufacturing facility, only minor finishing of the modular joints was required, minimizing onsite construction time and resources. This construction method allowed the hotel to be completed in just 13 months.
With the Municipality of Jasper so dependent on tourism during the summer’s months, it was critical to the Owner (Pursuit, formerly Mountain Park Lodges) that the cabins at the Pyramid Lake Resort remain open during the months of May through October.
The scope of work included phased renovations of 7 multi-unit cabins, including interior and exterior modernization, addition of masonry features, addition of air condition to all units and replacement of structural members and balconies. All exterior lighting was replaced to meet Dark Sky compliance.
From JBL’s initial participation in cost engineering during the design phases to the final closeouts and occupancies, JBL has acted in the best interest of MPL and the project. Because of the high level of integrity exhibited by JBL, the management and staff, JBL is our first choice when looking at any projects in the future and we look forward to our continued relationship in the coming years.
Mountain Park Lodges
Located near Cold Lake, AB, the new 25,000 sq. ft. casino was constructed on undeveloped land with no water or sanitary services on site.
Before construction begun, reclamation of an abandoned well site was required. In addition to the new entertainment facilities, construction of an onsite water reservoir and water treatment plant were required to supply potable and fire water. For the sanitary service, 4 km of directional drilling was necessary to tie the service into an existing sewage lagoon.