Project Spotlight

Shell Modular Gas Station and Retail Space – Retail & Commercial

Shell Canada

Date of Completion
December 2019

Calgary, AB

Project Details

Type: Modular Gas Station and Retail Space
Client: AECOM/Shell Canada
Date of Completion:
December 2019
Location: Calgary, AB
Size: 1,800 sq.ft.
Modules: 2
Project Category: Retail & Commercial

Scope and Challenges:

In 2018, Shell Canada partnered with AECOM and came to Nomodic with an interest to modularize an existing retail space in Calgary, Alberta, which would act as a pilot project for future stores.

Shell and AECOM’s priorities were speed and safety, and developing a template that could be applied to open more stores coast to coast. Nomodic was chosen to lead the design and completion of this exciting pilot project.


Nomodic designed a two-module c-store with as little changes to the interior and exterior layout of the existing c-stores as possible. The finished store includes an open concept sales and retail area and large walk-in coolers among other features.

The end result:

  • Built in 10 weeks (from start of fabrication to opening)
  • Quicker time to revenue generation for Shell
  • Installed in just 3 hours with less time onsite
  • Significantly reduced disturbance to the community in busy transportation and retail corridor
  • A design set up for repeatability: a good fit for modular across retail store types, and an optimal setup for a larger rollout and greater efficiencies
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