CANS and Marco Kick-Off Designated Gold Seal Project: The Berkeley

Marco | The Berkeley Retirement Residences

Gold Seal Kick-Off

Early afternoon, on Monday, October 7, 2019, Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) staff along with representatives of Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold Seal, Marco Group and The Berkeley came together to showcase excellence in construction management. Specifically, the luncheon event was a kick-off to Marco’s construction project, The Berkeley Retirement Residences and its designation as a Gold Seal Certified Project.

Seen below, Catherine Campbell, The Berkeley, Allan MacIntosh, Marco Group of Companies, and Duncan Williams, CANS, signed a Memorandum of Understanding acknowledging their shared commitment to professionalism and considerate construction management throughout the duration of this construction project.

Representing the CCA’s program was Gold Seal Chair, Scott Mugridge, P.Eng., GSC, LEED AP, who spoke to the importance of professional designations and recognizing professional development and excellence within our workforce and on our job sites.

Designated Gold Seal: The Berkeley

The Berkeley Retirement Residence project, by Marco Group of Companies is one of two active Gold Seal Certified projects designated in Nova Scotia. Work began on The Berkeley in June 2019 and completion is expected in January 2021.

Marco’s first project for The Berkeley, this new retirement residence will be erected on the site currently occupied by the former Ben’s Bakery building near Quinpool Road in Halifax, NS. Demolition of the existing building will be undertaken by property owner, Westwood Developments. The six-storey building will contain 76 rooms, with a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. It will also include 20 memory-care rooms to accommodate residents with dementia.

Click here to find out more about Marco’s Designated Gold Seal Project.


Some more photos from the event (click for full-size):


Want to know more about CANS Gold Seal Projects? Contact:

Chantal Arsenault
Manager, Education & Training Development
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
T: 902-468-2267 ext. 706