Ball Construction is proud to report near completion of a three-phase construction management project for Brantford Power Inc.
To consolidate its operations into one location, Brantford Power required renovations to the former Wescast building at 150 Savannah Oaks Drive and construction of a new garage to service its truck fleet.
Working in conjunction with SRM Architects, Ball divided the project into three stages.
Phase 1 encompassed a 35,400 square-foot renovation of a portion of the existing two-storey building, producing more office space in order to house administrative staff. For prospective use, a section of the existing first floor was left vacant for future fit-out and leasing.
Phase 2 meant renovating approximately 27,000 square feet of the facility. This created more office space, shared storage, a mechanics bay and a warehouse.
Finally, Phase 3 involved a 31,000 square-foot new build of a pre-engineered truck garage with links to the newly renovated building.
Projects involving phased occupancy that overlap with on-site construction can be challenging. Fortunately, Ball Construction was able to draw upon a wealth of experience and best practices from completing similar renovation projects.
In addition, Ball had a compressed schedule as a result of being shut down for approximately four weeks in the spring of 2020 due to Covid-19. This caused delays in the delivery of key equipment and supplies to the jobsite. Ball was well suited to meet these procurement challenges. We identified which orders needed to be placed first, juggled priorities until products became available and sourced alternate products where applicable.
All three phases achieved occupancy status as of February 8, 2021.
Ball met the requirements of the project on time and under budget. As a result, Brantford Power has been very complimentary as the work has been completed and move-ins have occurred as planned.