Project: Lowes Phase 1 & 2
Cost: $35.0 Million
Size: 58,965 sq. m. (Phase I) 17,480 sq. m. (Phase II).
Status: Completed 2013 (Phase I) Work in Progress (Phase II).
Builder: Nexrock Construction Limited (former Belrock Design Build Inc.).
Client: Milton Industrial Centre GP Inc. (Kylin Developments Inc. and CREIT Management L.P.).
This project was our fifth IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) with this Developer and Construction professionals and was designed using BIM. The entire project was delivered in 9 months from start to occupancy. The building was designed as a gateway signature structure for the rest of industrial park development in Burlington, Ontario. The facade of the James Snow Distribution Centre, formerly known as the Lowe’s Distribution Centre, was designed in response to the surrounding escarpment landscape. A sweeping wave pattern motif on the exterior precast panels was the result of this inspiration.
Interrupting the building facade are three double storey fully glazed concourses with southern views to the adjacent escarpment. These allow sunlight to penetrate into the warehouse and the administrative office areas. Even though the original building was designed in every way to serve Lowe’s Canada’s Distribution Centre’s purposes, the design team provided opportunities of flexibility to occur that could fit the needs of multiple tenants in the building as a way to future proof the Developer’s investment.
For this project Milton Industrial Centre GP Inc. received the 2013 REX Award for Industrial Lease of the Year. Instituted by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Greater Toronto Chapter, the award recognizes real estate excellence across the industry.
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