Sandy Bay is a northern village in Saskatchewan, located approximately 600km north of Saskatoon, and is one of the eight Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation communities. With 1,200 residents, there was a clear need for the most basic amenity: a gas station and a convenience store.
The community leadership and the consultant developing the business plan engaged 3twenty early in the project. We became an integrated part of the project team, providing up front design and costing to help the owner attract financing for the project.
Once the project was funded, we began construction. We continued to consult with the project manager to ensure proper coordination of scopes. Local community members had the skillets to handle the foundation construction and looked after all the site preparation.
It was a logistically challenging project; the road between Pelican Narrows, SK and Sandy Bay, SK is narrow and windy. We had to give special attention to the safety of the building’s move.
Collaborated to provide an enhanced exterior design while maintaining the project’s budget focus
Consulted with employees to ensure millwork designs were functional
Integrated security cameras and security shutters on exterior windows to ensure adequate video surveillance of the building and the safety and security of staff and valuable contents