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.
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.