The food industry is a fragile one; much care and attention goes into the preservation and safe keeping of foods before they hit a local grocer’s shelves. Loblaws, Canada’s largest food retailer, measures their success by being a number-one provider of fresh, wholesome food.
Housing an array of food products, from bananas to fish, in their own optimal conditions, under the same roof requires some intricate measurements, and a strong attention to detail. This light industrial construction project also had to meet the strict architectural guidelines of the City of Surrey, and maintain a stunning curb appeal.
Scope of Work
The success of this Construction Management collaboration depended on assembling the right team. Key players included:
- Superintendent expertise, dedicated to one project. With a superintendent on site at all times, no quality control step is overlooked, no decision made in haste.
- Trade partners worked with a specified list of materials, including flooring that can handle high traffic, and rooms with their own temperature controls.
- Project manager who brought LEED expertise to the project, and ensured regular communication with the client.
- Designers followed architectural guidelines and gave this project the curb appeal envisioned by The City of Surrey.
The Loblaw BC Perishables Distribution Centre incorporates energy efficient design and construction with stringent architectural guidelines. LEED Silver status was also achieved.
This flagship project set a new industry standard for innovation and design in the food industry, enabling Loblaws to stay true to their responsibilities and innate values to exceed customer expectations and always deliver fresh, wholesome food.
The $65-million, 420,000 square foot, multi-temperature distribution warehouse was completed on time, to the day.