Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Centre is one of the first major developments on TFN Lands following the successful negotiation of TFN’s Treaty, and is the first time that Ivanhoé Cambridge has collaborated directly with a First Nation community. Matcon Civil is proud to have been a part of this project team.
Located at Highway 17 and 52nd Street, Tsawwassen Mills includes approximately 111,500 m2 (1.2 million ft2) of retail space, with 16 anchors and a unique mix of premium fashion brands, factory outlets, restaurants and first to market retailers, as well as a 1,100-seat food court. The development will be modelled on the successful CrossIron Mills in the Calgary Region, and Vaughan Mills in the Greater Toronto area.
Matcon Civil, through its joint venture with the Tsawwassen First Nation, managed what was the largest structural preload project in the Lower Mainland during the construction of Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Centre. Our project works include managing the procurement, placement and grading of 2,000,000 metric tons of sand, the installation of underground utilities, road construction and the construction of park-like habitat areas.
As well, we worked closely with TFN, the project’s developer Ivanhoe Cambridge, and the general contractor Ledcor Canada to ensure the delivery of substantive opportunities for First Nation individuals and First Nation-owned businesses during the construction of this exciting project. Matcon Civil’s Opportunity reporting tracked not only staff hours, but procurement dollars and opportunities, and the skills and competencies training and job shadowing opportunities we were able to deliver on.