500 Preston Street– Soho Italia
500 Preston Street – Soho Italia

Name: 500 Preston Street – Soho Italia

Owner: Mastercraft Starwood

Project Location: Ottawa, ON

Est. Construction Completion: 2020

Building Type: Commercial / Residential

Project Type: New Construction

Construction Value: Under design

Project Description


The 30-storey mixed use luxury tower consists of 2 storeys (24,000 sq.ft.) of commercial/retail, 28 storeys of condominiums (253 residential units), and a 7-level underground parking garage. Amenities include fitness and yoga room, theatre room, conference room, party room complete with a commercial kitchen, and a third floor terrace with exterior pool and whirlpool.

The mechanical systems included combined wet pipe sprinkler and standpipe system c/w fire booster pump; make up air unit for lobby ventilation/pressurization and electrical rooms ventilation; in suite heat recovery ventilators (to SB-10 requirements); emergency fire pump, domestic water booster pumps; outdoor cooling tower; high efficiency condensing boilers for heating system; high efficiency condensing domestic hot water boiler; elevator machine room A/C unit; electrical room & garbage room exhaust fans; energy efficient hybrid vertical/cabinet heat pump units for each suite, with integrated energy recovery ventilators and individual controls; exhaust fans on each parking level c/w carbon monoxide (CO) sensors and keyed override switch for manual ventilation; natural gas emergency generator c/w intake/exhaust silencers and transfer switches; automatic snow/ice melting system for the upper parking ramp. Each retail space is provided with a dedicated MAHUs within the ceiling space; heat pump (commercial type); domestic cold and hot water distribution and individual hot water tanks.

Electrical design features included multiplexed, 2-stage fire alarm system c/w a central alarm and control facility (CACF); emergency power for elevators, fire pump, smoke EVAC fans, stairwell pressurization fans, etc; Hydro Ottawa vault c/w duct bank between Hydro manhole and vault; 1,500 kVA transformation; house transformers and apartment meter centres; natural gas generator sized to accommodate all life safety loads, and auxiliary building loads; power, fire alarm, telephone and CATV roughins; fluorescent lighting for the parking garage, service rooms & storage areas; decorative LED light fixtures for all hallways & suites; exit & emergency lighting; teledoor entry system for main entrance with LCD display control panel.

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