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# of Projects: 1
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Background informationProject Created: June 20, 2010

Project Name: Retractable Roof for BC Place
Year in Operation:
Sector: Buildings
Subsector: Sports Venue
Status: Design / Construction
Type: Substantial Alteration of Existing Facility
Description: $458 million replacement of teflon inflatable roof with a new retractable roof: the largest cable supported retractable roof in the world. BC Place is home to the BC Lions CFL football team, and was the site for the closing of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The blue-sky opening is 100 metres by 85 metres — the same size as the field below.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: New roof will save 25% (or $350,000) per year in energy costs. The new fabric roof retracts into the centre of the opening, where it's hidden inside of a pod above the videoboard.

Project Locations

Address: 855 Expo Blvd
City: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: Site already owned and controlled by BC Pavilion Corporation.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Self financed by PavCo through the development of lands surrounding BC Place, existing cash reserves, expanded event business and sponsorship, and operational and energy savings. The upgraded facility will provide a new home for the Vancouver Whitecaps (pro Soccer team).

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: June 20, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$250 Million - 1 Billion US


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