Tsawwassen Mills Icons - CODAworx

Tsawwassen Mills Icons

Client: Ledcor Construction for Ivanhoe Cambridge

Location: Tsawwassen, BC, Canada

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $5,000,000

Project Team

Industry Resource


Heavy Industries



JPRA Design





Paying homage to the history of the Tsawwassen area, Ledcor engaged Heavy on a Design-Build basis to be responsible for developing a construction methodology for the Icons’ preliminary conceptual design, developed by JPRA Design. Once a construction methodology was established, Heavy moved into the manufacturing, supply and installation of the 14 different features.


Design, build and install 14 individual features throughout the Tsawwassen Mills project while maintaining the creative intent and vision of the concepts.


Initially, Heavy manufactured samples and mock-ups to ensure that the owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, and consultants were happy with the quality they were receiving, after comparing different materials and processes. Upon approvals, the communication with Ledcor became even more imperative, as the coordination with themselves as the General Contractor and the other trades on site was critical to execute for the completion date. Throughout all stages of the process, Heavy worked collaboratively with the project team to ensure the nuance of each piece was accounted for, allowing our team to execute at the highest level on these iconic features.

Additional Information

Design: JPRA Design, Stantec Client: Ledcor Construction for Ivanhoé Cambridge Place: Tsawwassen Mills Mall in Tsawwassen, B.C. Materials: Steel, Weathering Steel, Glass, Coatings, Brass, Fibre-Reinforced Plastic, MDF Panel, Lighting, EPS Foam