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.
We were a 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 was contracted Design and Build a 36,563 SF building, consisting of two floors with individual units ranging from 900 SF to 10,000 SF. The facility houses Ontario’s first Family Healthcare practice as well as other healthcare practitioners and general business offices.