Skyline Pump Station

2020 - Kelowna, BC

Meiklejohn Architects, working as a sub consultant to Associated Engineering, provided design services for the Phase 1 upgrade of the pump station located at Clifton Road and High Road. Phase 1 included the new electrical room and relocating all electrical equipment above grade. This included a 2000A 600V service entrance switchgear, automatic transfer switch, motor control centre, active harmonic filter and variable frequency drives for the pumps and power connection to the existing padmount transformer. A critical component of the Phase 1 construct was to keep the pump station operational during the upgrades.

This small building was to be located on a sloped site in a single-family neighborhood. Our design response to this condition was to utilize a pitched roof (to recall the surrounding houses) but in a single pitch that is both more modern and utilitarian. The sloped roof creates a sense of movement; reflecting this busy street intersection and its hillside location. The exterior is clad in a mix of Swiss Pearl cement panel and corrugated steel panels that are create variety while staying durable and low maintenance.

Project Data

Status: Completed, 2020
Floor Area:  1,800 sf
Owner:  City of Kelowna
Staff: Jim Meiklejohn – Principal + Project Architect
Shirley Ng – Production + Permitting