Nestlé Canada Inc.
Design Partner: Connect Resource
Location: 25 Sheppard Avenue W., Floors 19-22
Size: 66,000 sf
Landlord: H&R REIT
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. With more than 2,000 brands ranging from global icons to local favorites, they are also present in 191 countries around the world. Nestle is guided by values rooted in respect, and they work alongside partners to create shared value – contributing to society while ensuring the long-term success of its business. Creating Shared Value is embedded in everything Nestle does.
This project involved the optimization of Nestlé ’s Canadian head office in Toronto that reduced the number of floors they occupied from 7 to 4 floors. The project involved a full Design Build scope of services including: Strategic Workplace Planning; Project Management; Design and Engineering and; Construction Management. Nestlé was not only optimizing its space, they were making a cultural shift to a more collaborative, highly efficient workplace. As a result of the process, Nestlé modified its approach to space allocations moving 100% of its employees into open-concept space while providing increased numbers of alernative meeting and touch-down areas. The shift necessitated a large investment in infrastructure and technology, as well as furniture. Approximately 430 employees were impacted and the entire project took 22 months. The new floors were design and constructed to maximize an aggressive budget to allow for the necessary capital investments previously noted.
“We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the team of consultants that looked after us throughout this journey. We highly recommend them to any organization who is in the process of aligning its facility with its culture and business plan.”
Strategic Procurement Director
Nestle Canada Inc.