Simons Londonderry Mall
137TH AVENUE & 66TH STREET, EDMONTON, AB
Square Footage: 106,000
Simons’ Londonderry Mall in Edmonton is Govan Brown’s fourth tenant improvement project for Simons and the second in Alberta. The store features a 50‘ long installation suspended from the second floor ceiling, and Simons’ brands Maison Home, Twik. and Icone. Unique to the store is a shoe department and a 10,000 square foot warehouse area, which will be used as a mini distribution centre in the west. This particular location introduced green initiatives to its scope of work. The project consisted of 2 components; a rooftop array - roughly 350 kW capacity on ballasted racks, and a parking array - roughly 250 kW capacity comprised of bifacial (see through) modules on two Y - shaped structural steel canopies covering a total of 80 parking stalls (40 per canopy). The PV system is grid - connected, supplying excess electricity back to the utility provider when generation is at its peak in the summer. The project also includes 3 electric vehicle charging stations, with one being a top performance fast charging station. The photovoltaic (PV) project, a roughly 600 kW array, is expected to generate 50% of the location’s annual electrical power demand. In Alberta, PV projects of this scope are principally found in projects undertaken by municipalities or other government institutions but introducing it in a retail landscape is a first for the retailer.