In an effort to better utilize one of its properties, local developer Qualico selected Maple Reinders to replace a small building structure with a five-storey office and retail building, otherwise known as Allendale 5.
With tight property lines and stringent City parking requirements, a five-level underground parkade also became part of the design. From the beginning, this project was one with a very tight budget and an aggressive schedule due to an agreement with the tenant to have the space turned over by a set date. Due to these circumstances, value engineering and schedule improvements were a top priority. Maple Reinders’ estimating team worked diligently with designers and subtrades to get within the preferred budget, while the project team continued value engineering discussions, which allowed for schedule saving efforts to reduce scope durations by three months. All of this resulted in Maple Reinders successfully removing eight weeks off an already aggressive 28-week concrete formwork schedule. The project is LEED® certified.
Under this contract, Maple Reinders was responsible for providing a turn-key package of design, permitting and construction services for a new three-storey, 144,400 SF self-storage facility for a valued repeat client, Bluebird Self-Storage.
A two-storey non-combustible expansion to the existing Air Terminal Building, which included a 17,760 SF addition to the main floor of the terminal and a 2,798 SF addition to the existing second floor.