The Paramount is a deluxe two-building rental apartment building in an updated Art-Deco style, with an internal mews with a European flair created by cobblestone pavers, masonry construction, French balconies and potted topiaries. The exterior facades have an inherent warmth created by terra cotta toned precast concrete with white aggregate, in arched bays with smooth and medium sandblast textured finishes, red brick masonry veneer and tinted curtainwall glazing.
This landmark building is situated in the city’s most desirable location, on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, adjacent to the finest shopping, restaurants, entertainment and professional services.
Paramount I is a boutique style residence facing the Public Gardens. The five storey building features 32 exclusive two-bedroom suites in the upper four levels and 4 Retail/Commercial Tenancies on the Ground Floor, at street level.
The building’s street presence sets it apart from many of the other buildings in the city.
The low-rise streetscape provided by Paramount I relates well to the human scale of the pedestrians passing on South Park Street. The same sense of scale enhances the openness of the internal mews between the buildings. The extensive glass facades in the mews also enhance this open feel.
Paramount II is a 17 storey tower featuring 142 studio, one, two & three-bedroom suites, many of which enjoy magnificent views of the city and harbour. Access to the elegant lobby entrance of Paramount II is via the vaulted entrance passageways under the Paramount I.
The tower has a combination of roof decks, French balconies and a roof garden at the 17th floor.
The building contains state of the art security, digital cabling systems and such amenities as a full time concierge, an entertainment room and fitness centre as well as a secure bicycle storage room.
Architectural Precast Concrete
The Precast concrete in warm terra cotta tones and white aggregate is expressed as solid colour smooth faces linked with spans of tinted curtain wall glazing, to the east and west. The end walls are configured using rustication lines to simulate stacked masonry blocks and a medium sandblasting to open the face of the concrete to expose the white aggregate. This open face technique was also employed around the podium level and around the building entrance.
Unlike most apartment towers that exhibit unattractive, metal sided mechanical penthouses, the Paramount’s precast concrete mechanical penthouse is expressed as a crown on top of the tower in the same keystoned arch vernacular as the rest of the project.
As the December sun was setting, Strescon Limited was installing the final piece of Precast on Halifax’s newest Luxury Apartment Complex located in the heart of the City, directly across from the refurbished Victorian Public Gardens.
Strescon Limited manufactured and erected approximately 600 pieces of Architectural Precast Panels for this project.
An underground parking garage with 300 car capacity is provided for a combination of; parking for Paramount I tenants, parking for the Lord Nelson Hotel guests, parking for the Nelson Arcade Office Building tenants as well as hourly rate commercial parking for the general public. Internal walkway connections have been provided directly from the parking garage to the apartment buildings above, the hotel, the office building and shops and services on Spring Garden Road.
Owner: Paramount Apartments Limited
Architect: Kassner Goodspeed Architects
Engineer: BMR Structural Engineers Ltd.
Contractor: Universal Contracts Limited
Precast Contractor: Strescon Limited