Georges Island Wharf Reconstruction

EastPoint was contracted by Develop Nova Scotia to complete a redesign of the Georges Island Wharf. Georges island is a historic site located in the center of Halifax Harbour with views of both the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfront. As part of the plan to reopen the site to the public, a new wharf was needed to accommodate boaters and passenger ferries.

Service Highlights

Marine:

As an important historic site in Halifax Harbour there were significant environmental and archaeological approvals required from four levels of government prior to construction. Our engineering teams designed a new wharf with climate resiliency and passenger safety front of mind.

Civil:

Within the passenger reception areas, new profiles and stormwater solutions were required to match the increased heights of the new more resilient wharf. This was a significant challenge given the locations of many nearby historic buildings and a desire to maintain a small site footprint.