LNG CANADA WORKFORCE ACCOMMODATION CENTRE (WAC) – KITIMAT, B.C.
In 2016, BR2 Architecture was engaged by Bird Construction as prime consultant and coordinating professional for the LNGC Camp.
The LNG Canada Workforce Accommodation Centre (the WAC), or as sometimes referred to as the Construction Village, will be constructed in the vicinity of the Plant site to house the workforce during the construction phase of the Plant.
The Plant will be located in Kitimat, adjacent to the Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) smelter. Kitimat is a coastal community in northern British Columbia, approximately 650 kilometres northwest of Vancouver. Kitimat is located at the head of the Douglas Channel, which provides a deep-water, wide, sheltered and ice-free shipping route throughout the year. The project is in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation. Shipping channels pass through the traditional territory of the Gitxaala and Gitg’aat First Nations.
The project will house 4,500 people with potential expansion for 7,500 in total. Pre-engineered structures on site will include the Administration building, Entertainment building, Kitchen/Diner building, Recreation building, Maintenance shop and dormitory buildings. On-site services also include fire water, sewage, potable water and natural gas, roads and parking.