The Meeting House is an Evangelical Christian church based in Oakville, Ontario. In the summer of 2004, The Meeting House purchased a vacant warehouse in north-east Oakville. This warehouse has been partially renovated to serve as the Oakville site/production facility. The total floor area of the facility (including a mezzanine level of offices) is 105,000 SF. Phase 1 of the redevelopment was completed in 2005 renovating approximately 68,000 SF of space and leaving 37,000 SF as open warehouse space. This first phase included a 1,000 seat theatre with associated crush space, nursery/preschool area, secondary auditorium/Sunday school area, youth area, and office area. The remaining unfinished space is currently leased and being used as a warehousing facility.
The second phase involved expanding the congregational seating (or Theatre) to add another 600 seats, reworking approximately 14,000 SF of their existing Sunday school rooms and administration offices and renovating the remaining 37,500 SF of warehouse space.
The warehouse fit-up included ten classrooms, two auditoriums, a multi-purpose activity room, a logistics and curriculum preparation room, seven new washrooms and a new catering and server area.
The Theatre expansion was built using an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam system that was used to create a multi-level seating area. This system was very advantageous as it could be installed quickly, plus it prevented the installation of structural steel/masonry which would have required excavation for footings and foundations; thus saving the client time and money.
Maple Reinders provided Construction Management services for a three phrase project - two phases of renovations, and one phase of an addition - for the Christ Church in Calgary, a thriving community of Anglican Christians.
Maple Reinders was selected by the Calgary Catholic School Board to construct a new high school. The new school is situated on 12.2 acres in northeast Calgary. The 127,800 SF facility includes a 16,600 SF gymnasium, with 94,000 SF allocated to classrooms.