Queen’s Marque is located on the Halifax Waterfront, to the east of Lower Water Street between George Street and Prince Street. The site covers almost five acres at the very centre point of the city. Known historically as Queen’s Landing, and steeped in a rich military, marine, and mercantile history, the location is rooted in the fierce independence that defines the Maritime spirit.
Created By: The Armour Group Limited
Design Architect: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited
Project Architect: Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Architecture
Site Location: Halifax Waterfront, east of Lower Water Street, bounded by George Street, running south to Prince Street.
Site Size: Five acres. (only 1.61 acres designated to the built structure, remaining acreage is public open space).
Complex: 450,000 square foot.
Parking: 300 parking stalls in a two-level underground parking structure.
Gentle Footprint: Active chilled beams using ocean water. Passive heating and cooling Minimized solar heat gain. High efficiency glass. LED lighting. Grey-water recovery system.
Program: work, live, eat, stay and explore.
Work: 120,000 square feet of AAA office space.
Live: 135 luxury rental residences
Stay: 110 boutique hotel rooms
Eat and Explore: 45,000 square feet of retail, cultural, and restaurant space.
Public Space: 75,000 square feet of new public space will be created.
Public Space Ratio: In terms of the site footprint this creates a two-thirds open space to one-third built form ratio.
Art: Commissioned art pieces embedded into the public space to enhance the cultural experience.
Materials: Sandstone, Copper, Granite, Glass
Queen’s Marque offers 120,000 square feet of AAA office space. The commercial space is designed to be one of the most progressive office buildings in the country and will have a distinct Atlantic Canadian character. Queen’s Marque is a place to work and think that is different from other spaces in the City. With the sea almost touching the expansive windows, it facilitates a balance between productivity and creativity. Much like the culture of Nova Scotia.
Halifax Harbour is your living room within the 135 luxury rental residences at Queen’s Marque. Living space is pressed up against the ocean in the centre of the Queen and Cable district. The location and appointments will be unrivaled within the City and of the utmost luxury. The interiors will speak to traditional Nova Scotian craft, materials and design in a modern and contemporary application.
Queen’s Marque will feature Atlantic Canada’s first ultra-luxury class boutique hotel with 110 rooms. Guest suites will be finely appointed with Nova Scotian design and décor. Visitors will experience the finest regional hospitality amongst comfortable and beautiful, distinctly Atlantic Canadian, ocean side rooms.
45,000 square feet in the Queen’s Marque district is dedicated to retail, cultural, and restaurant space of a local Atlantic Canadian flavour. All ground level spaces and some second floor areas will contain boutique shopping, food and beverage, and cultural offering.
Of utmost importance in the exhaustive planning of this project is the public realm. 75,000 square feet of new unarticulated open space will be created. This space will be overseen and maintained by Waterfront Development, as part of their mandate in providing the public access to the water’s edge. In terms of the site footprint this creates a two-thirds open space to one-third built form ratio, with only 1.61 acres designated to the built structure.
Queen’s Marque is permeable and interactive at the ground level through expansive pedestrian gates which pass beneath and between to give access to the internal European-style central plaza. New public squares will be created at the bottom of George Street and Prince Street to enhance the waterfront experience.
Cofferdam construction will be used to build almost 300 parking stalls in a two-level underground parking structure. The existing Queen’s Landing and Cable Wharf parking lots offer 177 stalls.