Oakville GO Parking Structure
Location: Oakville, ON
Completion Date: 2010-2012
Gross Area: 45,455 m²
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited was retained by GO Transit as the Owner’s Representative to prepare a design-build contract and the preliminary design for the New Parking Garage at the existing commuter train station located on the south side of the Oakville GO Station. The new 1400 car space parking facility consists of an open-air six level precast concrete structure. It is connected to the existing platforms by extending the existing pedestrian tunnel to the underground elevator lobby of the new parking structure. In addition to the tunnel, three electric elevators were provided for barrier-free access.
The concrete precast structural system was selected as the original design-build concept in order to reduce the construction schedule, minimize the interruption to the Station and provide an appropriate level of passive security. To reduce the scale of the structure and conform to the town’s surroundings, the facades of the building feature strong, multilevel column rhythm, arches, variety of concrete textures, colours, guardrails and metal framed window grills. The building was designed to be equivalent to a LEED Silver standard and includes such green design components as a white reflective roof, rooftop photovoltaic system, bicycle storage, free parking counting system, and provision for the future car battery charging units.