Projects | Office Buildings

Office building and corporate campus construction is a constant activity. From offices and research labs to high end class ‘A’ company headquarters, we look after design conception, programming requirements and even interior decorating and finish selections. Recently, Reliance’s newly constructed office buildings have been LEED certified as clients become more willing to marginally increase hard construction costs in order to generate a benefit to the environment while lowering operating costs.

Working with developers, REIT’s, pension funds or intended occupants, we build some six to ten office facilities every year, each representing between 35,000 and 600,000 square feet of interior space and contract values between $4,000,000.00 and $200,000,000.

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Pfizer 1999, 2002  |  100,000 sf
Contract delivery :
Construction Management
Construction activities at Pfizer's Canadian head offices wereperformed in phases, without interruption at any time to the office environment. The first phase, totaling 75,000 sf of new construction and completed in 1999, consisted of 3 new office levels including one level below grade with a 3 storey atrium including a large skylight. In 2001 Reliance was retained to add a 25,000 sf4th storey above the 1999 office building including a new skylight. The last phase, completed in 2002, involved the renovation of the reception area, drop-off area and new landscaping; the office remained in full operation during the expansion.
National Headquarters Canada Post Corporation 1993  |  800,000 sf
Contract delivery :
Canada Post’s $80,000,000 headquarters, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, features 800,000 square feet of office space in two ten story towers, a separate, above-ground parking facility for 950 cars and a space-age network control centre (see Advanced Technology Section – Canada Post Control Center). Undertaken on a fast-track basis for the developer, Standard Life, the project was completed in just sixteen months – six months ahead of schedule. It has won multiple awards for energy efficiency and architectural design and was the feature on the Canadian postal 38 cent stamp for most of 2002 and 2003.
Nortel 1992  |  158,000 sf
Contract delivery :
All aluminum and glass curtain wall office building, 158,000 sf of office for Nortel, including demised retail spaces and several levels of underground parking.
Kodak 1991  |  120,000 sf
Contract delivery :
All aluminum and glass curtain wall office building. One of the first office buildings on Nun's Island, in Montreal, including 113,000 SF of office for Kodak as well asseveral levels of underground parking for employees.
Place Canada Trust 1989  |  325,000 sf
Contract delivery :
This $30,000,000, twenty-three storey office complex, built in downtown Montreal for First Quebec Corporation (original developers), represents some 325,000 square feet of interior office space. Construction was significantly complicated by the fact that the structure envelops a massive, pre-existing substation and rectifier station providing power and ventilation to the entire Montreal subway system. A pedestrian tunnel below the street to the existing metro was also part of the project which was completed within budget, and within the scheduled eighteen month time period.
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