Design Partner: Gensler Canada
Location: 60 Bloor Street W. Floors 10-14
Size: 70,000 sf.
Landlord: Morguard Properties
Founded in 1837, Holt Renfrew (Holt’s) operates a chain of high-end Canadian department stores specializing in an array of luxury brands and designer boutiques.
This multi-phased “in-situ” renovation project, within their administrative headquarters, provided Holt’s an opportunity to develop new office standards that align with their corporate identity and brand. Previously occupying space over seven floors in the building, this project allowed the client to implement a space optimization strategy that centralizes operations and increases functionality between departments on four contiguous floors. As construction manager, MARANT implemented this restack and renovation with stringent budget and schedule objectives while achieving the overall design intent. While much of Holt’s new layout is an open concept office plan, alternative meeting areas included a full floor conferencing centre / town hall, with high-end finishes were constructed for client and public receptions.
“We took our Executive Team on a tour through the 11th and 14th floors this afternoon, and they were all extremely impressed and pleased with everything we showed them! MARANT’s hard work is absolutely apparent – and we truly appreciate it!”
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