The Pump House

Date completed
Phase 1: Spring 2018, Phase 2: August 2020, Phase 3: Fall 2021
Project in Progress

Project Description

The Pump House is a mixed-use, three-phased development on Waterfront Drive in the east Exchange District in Downtown Winnipeg. A recipient of the 2018 Canadian Architect Award of Merit, this project involves the unique challenge of retrofitting historic water pump buildings into commercial and residential spaces.

The skip-stop corridor strategy  has elevators that stop on every second floor to provide a more efficient layout that cuts the circulation space in half and allows for cross-ventilation in all units. To maximize the efficiency, Southern Comfort Mechanical In.c installed air source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology to move heat from spaces requiring cooling into spaces requiring heating.


Alston Properties Ltd.

Alston Properties Ltd.

Date Completed

Phase 1: Spring 2018, Phase 2: August 2020, Phase 3: Fall 2021


Mixed use, residential, commercial/retail

General Contractor

Brenton Construction

Mechanical Engineer

CGM Engineering


Lavergne Draward & Associates


109 James Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Number of Units/ Square Footage