Wells Concrete collaborated early on with the design and construction team, all located in Winnipeg MB, prior to selection for insight on the architectural aspects of the precast.
Centrepoint Parkade is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. With just over 400 stalls in five levels of parking, it supports the new office/hotel tower, The Glass House Apartments, and Winnipeg Jets hockey. The total precast structure boasts over 500 pieces of precast prestressed concrete in 130,000 square feet of double tees with a unique gray acid etch spandrel on two elevations. Production began in early 2014 in Wells Concrete’s Grand Forks and Albany plants.
The primary architectural features are the load bearing spandrels on the north and west elevations. The architect wanted a black finish with a reveal pattern. This was accomplished using black sand and coarse aggregate, grey cement with a charcoal tint. The spandrels were acid etched when cast and
washed when in place.