New Remand Centre
The New Remand Centre development was built on a pasture and hayfield to the north of Edmonton in close proximity to a large wetland.
The facility was developed in a campus style with several interconnected living pods and a central core building on approximately 16.5 ha of land and is projected to hold 2811 inmates and 500 staff.
ISL’s responsibilities for this project included on and off site municipal engineering services for utilities, accesses, site grading and drainage as well as stormwater management.
Wetlands and Wildlife
The project required the removal of an on-site deep marsh and stormwater discharge into another wetland complex. Restoration plantings were undertaken to compensate for the affected wetlands. These restored areas have increased wetland function through sediment and pollution filtration, shoreline stabilization, visual screens for wildlife and habitats for wildlife.