|Client:||Great Canadian Gaming Corporation|
Shorelines Belleville Casino
Through an initiative by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in 2012, the organization made a commitment to modernize their aging gaming system, processes and facilities. In fall 2015, Great Canadian Gaming was awarded the first of seven management and modernization “bundles” by OLG for the East Gaming Bundle. Part of this bundle included a ground up facility in the city of Belleville and Municipality of Quinte West.
In December 2015, our team was awarded construction management of Shorelines Belleville Casino. After a few months of preconstruction, design evaluations and preparations, construction began in April 2016.
To begin, our team completed scoping and oversaw procurement for all the construction work while maximizing local trades when possible. While our team developed the schedule, we are also managing it throughout construction to ensure it meets the completion date. Additionally, with our depth of experience, our team is lending insights to the budget control and overseeing safety on the project. This once wooded lot received new site utilities, infrastructure, new entries off the main road and will have new parking lots and landscaping to support the facility.
The end result was a new 47,000 sq.ft. facility with 400 slot machines, 22 table games as well as a VIP area. Visitors are greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows at the entry and porte-cochere, and interior designs will complement the natural surroundings. In addition to the gaming space, the facility also features a restaurant, live entertainment space with room for up to 250 people, a bar/lounge and additional amenities. Additionally, to maximize space, the indoor/outdoor stage opens up to an outdoor patio to accommodate concerts.