Saks Fifth Avenue
Address: 25 The West Mall, Toronto
Completion date: 2016
Building area: 150,000 sq.ft.
Contract: Fixed price
Saks Fifth Avenue enters the Canadian market more than 90 years after the inauguration of its first store on 5th Avenue in New York. Broccolini has been mandated to build the Saks store that is located in Sherway Gardens shopping centre in Toronto.
Since its first store opened in 1924 on Fifth Avenue in New York, the large-scale American chain of Saks Fifth Avenue stores has experienced significant expansion, operating in several international markets including, among others, Saudi Arabia, Mexico City, and Puerto Rico. In the spring of 2016, the first stores of the chain finally opened in Canada.
Of the 2 planned stores, one is located in Toronto's upscale Sherway Gardens shopping center. The store is built in the space previously occupied by Sears until 2014.
Mandated by the Hudson's Bay Company, the multinational parent that owns the Saks Fifth Avenue chain, Broccolini built the store within the existing 3-storey building. The interior walls and existing services were removed and replaced.
This project presents its own unique challenges, including a very tight deadline, working within an existing infrastructure, high-end finishes, and working in collaboration with an American company, which implies different guidelines and design standards.
- Short timeline
- 3-storey building
- Construction within an existing infrastructure