Manulife Financial Corporation
550,000 sq. ft.
Executive-in-Charge – Vince Davoli
Project Manager – Martyn Wesley
Superintendent – Harold Chisolm
• Direct link to existing LRT
• High profile
• LEED project
• Extensive / complex cladding
• Downtown / high traffic
• Construction Management contract
This project involves the demolition of three existing structures to facilitate construction of a new 26-storey prestigious, first class office building. This tower consists of office space and amenities, a public lobby space including a winter garden and five levels of underground parking.
The building substructure and core will consist of a reinforced concrete structure and the superstructure will utilize a traditional steel beam; and column system with composite slabs.
One bank of six passenger elevators serves the low-rise office zone; a similar set of six is dedicated to the high-rise offices. An additional swing elevator accessed from the ground floor loading area will serve as service a and firefighter elevators. There will also be an additional, dedicated freight elevator.
The ceiling and façade details will be designed to maximize the penetration of natural light. The lobby is designed to provide a generous 30-foot ceiling and finishes consistent with Class AA office building design. The winter garden at the west end of the ground floor is accessed through the lobby . The existing + 15 system will be connected to the building lobby.
Currently, Manulife is only responsible for the delivery of the core and shell of the building. The consultant will be designing the project using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools. The composite model will be used to
produce construction documents during design development, working drawings and contract administration.