Blatchford Development Updates
The Blatchford Redevelopment is in full swing as construction and builder selection continues. This year, installation of roads, walkways and curbs are currently taking shape in Blatchford West – Stage One. Once complete, Blatchford will have a mix of custom designed streets, sidewalks and boulevards to create a safe and comfortable experience for residents and visitors. Also included in the first stage of development is a linear park with community gardens, a playground, fruit orchard, plaza, event area, and much more!
Blatchford’s District Energy Sharing System (DESS) is also under construction, which will provide the energy for heating, cooling and hot water for all buildings in the community. An integral component for the first stage of the DESS is a geo-exchange system. In the winter, the geo-exchange will draw heat from the ground for heating, and in the summer, it will use the ground to reject excess heat to provide cooling. The geo-exchange field is located underneath the first stormwater pond and construction is currently in progress. Crews are working around the clock to drill 570 boreholes, each reaching up to 150 metres in depth. Blatchford’s first Energy Centre is also taking shape, which will house the equipment needed for the DESS to operate and provide the very first homes in Blatchford with environmentally friendly heating, cooling and hot water.
The chance for Edmontonians to call Blatchford home is getting closer every day! The Blatchford builder selection process reached its next milestone and is currently in the process of selling the first parcels of land in the community to home builders that share the vision for
high-quality, architecturally-designed, energy-efficient buildings. Visit our website at BlatchfordEdmonton.ca for official builder announcements and to find out more about the first stage of development.