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Park Place Seniors Village - Meadow Ridge

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Stormwater Chambers control water infiltration without sacrificing land area.

Meadow Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat is a supportive living site being constructed by Park Place. The new residence will provide 80 subsidized suites for seniors.


Medicine Hat, Alberta

Project Partners

Owner: Park Place Seniors Living
Consultant: Stantec, e2K Engineering Ltd.
Contractor: Clark Builders, Industrial Backhoes Ltd.
Completion Date: May 2014


The project was originally designed with concrete chambers to handle stormwater runoff beneath the parking lot, a walking trail and the landscaped courtyard. The site soils were very saturated and a high water table was a main concern. Due to design changes during the project, the client required an alternative solution to the concrete chambers that would prove to be cost effective while decreasing the installation time.


Nilex recommended removing the concrete chambers and replacing them with Stormwater Chambers. In addition to being less expensive, less time consuming and safer to install, the placement of the Stormwater System underground allows for site development without sacrificing land area while also allowing for controlled infiltration into the ground.


The install was completed in two stages in two separate areas. The contractor was able to stage the material around the excavation while switching from concrete chambers to Nilex’s recommended stormwater chamber system eliminated the need for heavy equipment as the product could now be installed by hand. The Stormwater Chambers were easily installed by a three-man crew with each section requiring less than a day for placement. Two men placed the chambers while one placed the washed stone fill. The install required less area and crushed stone in comparison to conventional systems. Nilex provided on-site assistance during install.


Using Nilex’s solution allowed the client to reduce costs and production time dramatically. The Stormwater Chambers provided a cost savings of approximately $400,000, decreased the installation time by four days and required only a single truckload to the site. The alternative concrete chambers would have needed six truckloads. The Stormwater system was stamped as a component of the design-build process and accepted as an approved alternative. In the end, Nilex was able to assist with the design-build and removal of an expensive product with technical and economic certainty.

Read Award Magazine's feature article on The Meadow Ridge Seniors Village


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With over 35 years experience, a long-standing commitment to the environment and highly qualified staff, Nilex delivers the products and technologies that give clients an economic advantage with environmental benefit.

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