Govan Brown


 510 8th avenue  S.w., CALGARY EATON CENTRE, CALGARY, AB

  Square Footage: 151,000
  Market Sector: Retail & Hospitality
  Architect/Designer: IBI Group/IBI/HB Architects
  Designer: Janson Goldstein
  Electrical Engineer: MCW Consultants Ltd.
  Mechanical Engineer: MCW Consultants Ltd.
  Landlord: GWL: 20 Vic Management Inc.

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Established  in  1837,  Holt  Renfrew  has  since  developed  into the Canadian leader in luxury retail, becoming synonymous with quality and style. As such, when Holt Renfrew decided to invest in a space in Calgary’s CORE shopping Centre, they required construction managers that brought a passion for construction that mirrored their passion for clothing. Govan Brown was awarded the contract to convert the 151, 000 square foot space into a shopping haven. An experience  unique  to  Holt  Renfrew  begins at  the entrance  where  shoppers are greeted  by an intricate 40’ storefront  made of stone, glass and millwork. The immense

storefront is further complemented by a large 3,500 square  foot atrium illuminated  by  an  astonishing 90’ skylight.  The entrance  foreshadows  the  size  of  the  store  which  is home  to  three  floors   of   retail  space.  Govan  Brown  also  paid close  attention  to   the  aesthetics of the store  and the  detail  is  evident in multiple floor finishes which  function  to  enhance the beauty of the products. To accommodate  its patrons comfortably, our team installed a new chiller plant humidification system and a steam boiler. For the benefit of store management, our team installed a computer room, voice and data and a loss

prevention system, all of which were connected to an uninterruptable power supply. Despite the inherent challenges of a large scale project, Govan Brown prevailed in completing the job on time for their grand opening on October 7, 2009. Holt Renfrew’s reputable history of retail excellence warranted a store of the highest caliber of design and execution. Govan Brown’s direction and innovative scheduling was the key component in realizing the client’s vision.