Maple Reinders was retained by Great West Life Realty Advisors to undertake a major infrastructure upgrade and renovation for the London Life historic building, which represented the company’s largest single head office renovation project in Canada to date. Maple Reinders was selected because of its experience in complex building restorations and redevelopments, and its familiarity with preserving the integrity of heritage buildings.
Maple Reinders was part of the integrated owner/consultant/construction manager team, who as a cohesive group had to establish protocols for the intricate phasing to manage the precise balance between areas under renovation and swing space. The work encompassed:
Replacement of the mechanical and electrical equipment supporting head office complex.
Removal of asbestos-containing material from building to ensure compliance with standards as prescribed by legislation.
Temporary relocation of some staff.
A refresh of office space in the building.
In order to provide a safe work environment and to minimize disruption throughout the head office complex, Maple Reinders relocated affected business units in stages over several phases of the project.
Maple Reinders is presently constructing GFS East Toronto Distribution Centre, a greenfield food distribution center approximately 343,413 SF in size with the option to expand/enlarge facility by 100,000 SF in future.
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.