UBC Undergraduate Research

Wesbrook Mall Redesign : Phase 4 Bogdan, Vasilii; Phan, Tai; Przy, Aaron; Vuong, Tan; Zazulak, Mitchell; Zhang, Lisi


The Wesbrook Mall Redesign project is a UBC roadway rehabilitation plan that has been proceeding over several years that is nearing completion. This report contains a detailed design for the fourth and final phase of the project developed by our consulting team. There is an extensive amount of information regarding the redesign of this final phase and its components outlined throughout the report. Details that can be found include roadway alignments, water retention plans, construction strategies, scheduling, as well as a Class A cost estimation for the project. Team 14 has developed a design that contains many benefits to improve this portion of Wesbrook Mall on the University grounds. Key features that our design implements include: • Enhancing sustainable transportation infrastructure • Implementing rain water retention strategies • Considering environmental concerns and impacts • Increasing safety for all corridor users • Maximizing on-street parking available The noted elements above are further outlined in the body of this report. Our team focused primarily on enhancing infrastructure for sustainable modes of transportation. The established design emphasizes infrastructure enhancements in hopes of enabling users to shift away from personal vehicle use. The City of Vancouver has implemented a goal for 2040 for transit, cycling, and walking to be two-thirds of all trips taken in the city. Our team has taken a similar approach by creating a safer and more accessible framework for users of all ages and abilities. Primary components of the project that emphasize safety include clearly marked and designated cycling lanes, additional drive lanes to reduce transit disruption, widened sidewalks, and a newly constructed overpass for pedestrians to cross Wesbrook Mall. The design our team has developed has a tentative timeline starting in May 2022 and taking approximately 25 weeks to complete. Our tentative schedule is limited to weather constraints and recent infrastructure damages in British Columbia that may cause delays due to material shortages. A detailed cost estimate is enclosed in the report highlighting action items and unit rates for the complete construction of the project. We expect the total cost of construction to be roughly $3,840,000 with $27,000 of annual operating and maintenance costs. A slightly higher contingency of 15% was used to account for the current shortage of construction materials, as well as other unforeseen events that may occur. To view a 3D rendering that our team developed of the Wesbrook Mall Redesign – Phase 4 corridor, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G51U1FlnjDU. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

Item Citations and Data


Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International