Address: 47N Aero Drive NE, Calgary
Completion date: 2009
Building area: 12,600 sq.ft.
Newrest is an industrial catering company specializing in the aviation sector and operating in more than 49 countries, with their headquarters in Toulouse in France. They were looking to add a facility to their network in Calgary. In 2008, they turned to Broccolini who responded to their needs for the construction of their new Canadian headquarters.
Present in 28 countries, Newrest is a multinational specializing in catering services for multiple sectors for nearly 200 airlines and aviation companies worldwide.
In 2008, Newrest established its Canadian headquarters (30,000 sq. ft.) in the heart of Broccolini's multi-tenant Dorval Phase II project. In 2009, the company put its confidence in Broccolini once again, calling on its expertise in constructing refrigerated industrial buildings (Everest, Atlas, Viau, for example) to create, from an existing building, a plant next to the Calgary International Airport. Broccolini was responsible for the management of Newrest's new project, its first in Alberta. The 12,600 sq.ft. food plant also includes 1,200 sq.ft. of office space (mezzanine) and a 1,000 sq.ft.warehouse. Primarily consisting of an open area with 10-foot ceilings, the building is remarkable for its 20,000 sq.ft. of refrigerated panels, and a ceiling space that allows for circulation and provides easy access to mechanical equipment.
Apart from the refrigeration and ventilation expertise this type of construction calls for, the Newrest project represented a major challenge due to the number of adaptations it required, namely, demolition, excavation, drainage and reinstallation of the initial building's concrete slab (7,000 sq. ft.). Each of these stages required careful coordination considering the project's tight schedule. The construction work was carried out over only three and a half months, ending on March 15, 2010.
- Tight schedule
- Numerous adaptations required
- 12,600 sq.ft. surface area
- 10-foot vertical clearance
- Numerous adaptations required on an existing building