Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada)
Design Partner: Perkins + Will Architects
Location: 7070 Mississauga Road
Size: 245,000 sf
Landlord: GWL Realty Advisors
Roche ranks among the world’s leading healthcare companies and has two strong core businesses: diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. The company employees 80,000 and distributes in 150 countries.
MARANT was retained by the client to provide construction management and general contracting services to renovate the entire building to Roche’s workplace and environmental standards. GWL, the building owner, did simultaneous building upgrades to a LEED EB level.
The building interior was completely demolished and replaced to Roche’s environmental standards including a totally new HVAC system with roof top ammonia chillers that required substantial structural reinforcing. A new front entry with a turn stile security feature, fifteen washrooms, parking, patio and landscaping were added. Also constructed was a new full service 20,000 sf cafeteria, fitness centre with showers/lockers, garden level multi-purpose area and three new atrium stair cases. The raised floor throughout the space was retained including the floor in the computer room.
“This was a very challenging project. The schedule was very aggressive and the scope increased by 30% and MARANT’s team still delivered the project on time and expertly. Their team was so effective that we subsequently recommended them to another client.”