Canadian Tire Distribution Centre
Address: 50 boulevard Dupont, Coteau-du-Lac
Completion date: 2007
Building area: 1,600,000 sq.ft.
Land area: 1,680,000 sq.ft.
The largest warehouse ever built in one phase in Canada. Broccolini was selected for the fast-track construction of the new Eastern Canada Distribution Centre. The construction contract was valued at $125 M, making this the most lucrative contract in Broccolini's history with our largest client.
The 1.6M sq.ft. building (representing 1.5M sq.ft.of warehouse space) sits on a fully developed 7.3 million sq.ft. (167.6 acres) plot of land. The main building houses state-of-the-art automated material handling equipment and systems valued at $100M. There are 20 kilometers of conveyor equipment installed on multiple levels within the 40-ft. high building. The installation and commissioning of the material handling systems required approximately 22 months to complete.
In addition to the main distribution building, the project entailed the construction of a separate building for trailer certification and a container stacker maintenance facility on site. The site was designed to accommodate the storage of up to 1,600 trailers, 800 cars, and 1,400 shipping containers.
While prioritizing safety, value engineering, planning and "phasing" as well as coordination with the material handling systems suppliers, this fast-tracked project broke ground in July 2006 and installation of the material handling system began in April 2007. Full operation of the facility took place in January 2009.
In addition to this contract, Broccolini also undertook the simultaneous expansion and renovation of 9 retail stores.
- Accelerated construction
- Fully landscaped site
- 40-ft. vertical clearance
- Vast outdoor parking