Halifax's high-tech Nova Centre
When the Halifax Convention Centre opens it will be part of one of the largest, high-tech smart buildings in Atlantic Canada
Rogers Communications has announced it will provide all connectivity infrastructure for its state-of-the-art Nova Centre development in downtown Halifax, making it one of the most technologically connected commercial hubs in Atlantic Canada. Thousands of kilometres of network fibre have been laid in the one million square foot building, ensuring private, secure and dedicated network fibre for all tenants, including the Halifax Convention Centre. In addition to Wi-Fi, this investment will allow more than 10,000 people inside the Convention Centre, and 3,000 in common areas, to enjoy free high-speed, always on connectivity inside of the building at the same time.
"The Nova Centre represents the best of Nova Scotia: her people, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking" said Joe Ramia, President, Argyle Development, the organization building the Nova Centre. "With these state-of-the-art infrastructure investments from Rogers, this historic development will truly lead the way in showcasing the capabilities of high-speed, connected technology and the benefits they bring to businesses in this region."
Spanning two city blocks in the heart of Halifax, the Nova Centre will serve as a community hub unlike anything the city has seen before, for entertainment, retail, business, dining and events. Incorporating the latest technology and the highest environmental standards as a LEED Gold Certified facility, it is the largest green building in the region. Three Rogers-built network connection telecom hubs, and 54 satellite communications rooms in the complex will power all network and communications systems throughout the Nova Centre facility.
Slated to open in December 2017 the Halifax Convention Centre will feature:
- Over 120,000 square feet of flexible event space, including:
- 30,000 square foot ballroom overlooking the city
- 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space
- 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space
- Ability to divide into two independent convention levels, allowing for privacy and optimal traffic flow during multiple events
- Features a bright and iconic atrium arrival area, and natural light throughout most of the facility
- Certified LEED Gold building