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Hamilton’s Pier 8 Redevelopment plan earns national award

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Hamilton’s Pier 8 Redevelopment plan earns national award

Rendering of the Pier 8 Redevelopment project. (KPMB Architects)

The City of Hamilton and Dillon Consulting were recognized as Canada’s best Large Project in 2020 at the national “Brownie Awards”, for their collaborative work on the Pier 8 Redevelopment.

The Pier 8 project is expected to transform the 13-hectare former industrial shipping pier into a new mixed-use residential and commercial development. It will include approximately 1,600 residential units, 13,000 square meters of commercial and institutional space, and over 1,400 parking spaces. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021.

The project was recognized for its “innovative approach to bringing the lands to a ‘development-ready’ state, by proactive engagement across public and private sectors and its efficient risk management strategy.”

“Pier 8 is a key part of the City’s strategy to redevelop the West Harbour into a vibrant, mixed-use area for people to live, work and play,” said the City of Hamilton in an official release. “The redevelopment includes the creation of new parks, roads, sidewalks and open-spaces that will allow full public access to the water’s edge, in an area that was previously inaccessible due to the historical industrial uses.”

Award winners were announced during the Brownie Award e-gala on Nov. 24. The project was recognized for its “proactive approach in engaging with the Ministry of the Environment, local stakeholder groups, consultants and the private development community.”

The “Brownie Awards” are handed out annually by the Canadian Brownfields Network, an organization focusing on advancing solutions to brownfield redevelopment. They recognize those who are “dedicated to the rehabilitation and revitalization of under-utilized properties, also known as brownfield sites.”

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