Govan Brown



  Square Footage: 39,000
  Market Sector: Finance
  Architect/Designer: HOK
  Electrical Engineer: MBI
  Mechanical Engineer: Emans Smith Andersen

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This past year, TD Jefferson Wholesale retained Govan Brown as their construction managers to build-out three newly leased floors in Calgary's Canada Trust Tower.  The new 39,000 square foot office was to act as a consolidating space for what used to be two separate TD locations. Included in our extensive project scope were open workstations, closed offices, meeting and board rooms as well as complete build-outs of lobbies and reception areas. The TD server room was an enormously important undertaking.  The large room, complete with its own power supply, was so large that it required a UPS that weighed 25,000 lbs.  Furthermore,

we had to install eight stand-alone cooling units, two 11-ton chilled water conditioners and an emergency sprinkler system. Coinciding with the outfitting of the impressive server room was the fabrication of the traders' area on the 35th floor.  The traders' area, functioning primarily as a centre for energy stock exchange, was built on a raised floor which housed a separate cooling system. Progressively, TD ensured that all facilities included in the project's design were barrier-free. This endeavour required an extensive  amount  of  plumbing  which was  difficult considering  the client's partial occupancy of the 34th floor. In

order to properly install the appropriate water lines for the multiple barrier-free washrooms, our team drafted a comprehensive evening construction schedule allowing us to avoid disturbing the adjacent building tenants. We are elated with the results of the TD Jefferson Wholesale space and are even more pleased that we were able to realize their vision.  Upon completion of the initial space, TD commissioned our team to build-out their other offices.