Renovations are underway at 22 Frederick Street, a building centrally located in the heart of downtown Kitchener that originally served as City Hall. This 12,432 square-foot bid spec project was awarded to Ball by Europro, a commercial property management company.
The scope of work requires transforming the building from traditional office space to a modern, innovative, tech-friendly space with exposed concrete and open ceilings. The work involves renovating floors one and two and the front pod, including a completely new exterior glazed façade for the pod, new interior finishes, a large 1 m x 3 m format tile installation by Tosca Tile, exterior concrete and landscaping work.
This specialty project is not without its challenges. It has been demanding due to a tight work site and the need to do a major renovation while existing tenants continue to use the facility. This has meant working in phases both night and day in order to accommodate the building’s tenants and make the building safe for them each day. The necessity for quiet work during the day while completing floor finishes at night to make ready for tenants the next morning has proved challenging. We also encountered some structural concrete issues when removing a large section of the building’s existing walls in the pod.
The nature of the work and phasing has made for a tight timeline. Fortunately, Ball is well suited for the project as we have completed a great many renovations to existing functioning facilities.
Ball is looking to complete the renovation by the end of March 2020.