Govan Brown


 DRUMHELLER TOWN HALL RELOCATION
 224 CENTRE STREET, DRUMHELLER, AB

  Square Footage: 14,316
  Market Sector: Institutional/Government
  Architect/Designer: Group 2 Architecture Interio Design Ltd.

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Located in the Red Deer Valley, an hour and a half northeast of Calgary is the town of Drumheller. In 2014, the Alberta town retained Govan Brown to complete the relocation and renovation of their town hall. The space selected to house the new town hall was an existing building that formerly housed the town library, which was also attached to the Fire Hall. It was our goal from the beginning of the project to maintain the look and integrity of the structure. The aging two story structure was renovated to meet current  system  standards, and as such had most of the HVAC and elec-

trical systems replaced; this included installing a new emergency generator. Additionally, we replaced and increased the size of the exterior windows for temperature regulation and cosmetic's sake. This required our team to installed structural supports while masonry meant to accommodate the new windows was being finished. The foresight of our team ensured that no damage was done to the facade of the building. The building's interior was completely fit-out to update the aesthetic of the space. The existing walls were torn down and replaced by full-height partition walls and

full-height PC 350 aluminum frames (large glass office fronts that enhance the modern aesthetic). The building's staircase was also refreshed as we added wood paneling along the outside walls of the ascent and glass railings. Millwork was also extensive throughout, especially within the newly built council chambers. Govan was happy to participate in this project, and was happy to build a new and modern space within a beautiful building.