Export Development Canada EDC
Address: 150 Slater Street, Ottawa
Completion date: 2012
Building area: 535,000 sq.ft.
Contract: Développement Propriétaire Cession Bail
Located in the heart of Ottawa's Central Business District, the EDC occupies a monumental landmark which represents the largest office construction project in the Capital's downtown area for the past 25 years. "150 Slater Street" brings depth and sophistication to the Ottawa skyline, elevating the standards for future construction in the sector.
As the national export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC) provides innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their activities abroad.
Following a competitive procurement process, Broccolini was awarded the mandate to design, develop and construct EDC's LEED® Gold Certified Head Office. The design and development phase of the project began in 2008 and construction started in the first quarter of 2009. The building was delivered at the end of 2011.
The architectural design of the building, recessed and set-back up to the 5th floor, allows it to harmoniously interact with the immediate urban landscape. Occupying 100% of the office space, EDC's employees benefit from Broccolini's innovative design which aims primarily at maximizing the functional space in an environment that encourages flexible workspace and promotes collaboration. Composed of metal and glass curtain walls with full glazing, the exterior envelope maximizes the admittance of natural light thereby creating a pleasant work environment.
"Broccolini's personnel demonstrated professionalism and experience, and were focused with EDC on a shared goal. Together we have not just built a new building, but created an enviable new work environment for EDC."
- Rob Craig-Murphie, Vice President Corporate Services, EDC
- LEED® Gold Certification
- Maximum use of natural light
- 19-storey building
- Construction waste management
- Sustainable construction
- Bicycle storage area and locker rooms