“Big Box” retail continues to be a model in demand by consumers today. Smart Centres is capitalizing on this platform by designing and developing retail centers in growing sectors. At Wales McLelland, we are proud to work with Smart Centres in growing their retail portfolio by adding Future Shop to their South Surrey development.
Wales McLelland was awarded the contract to construct a new warehouse and office facility in Kelowna for Gescan Canada, a leader in the distribution of electrical supplies and equipment with 24 locations in Canada. The total building footprint is 15,500 sq. ft. with a 13,500 sq. ft. warehouse and 3,500 sq. ft. of office space over two floors. The warehouse has 24' clear heights and two hydraulic overhead shipping doors. Our work also included paving, outdoor lighting, and landscaping.
Wales McLelland was selected to be the General Contractor on this massive project and provided unsurpassed coordination and resources to overcome many challenges. The facility was completed in 12 months: to the day of the planned opening. Comprised of 350,000 sq.ft. of Retail space including a full service restaurant, a 400,000 sq.ft. parkade, this 750,000 sq.ft. IKEA store is their largest in Canada, third (3rd) largest in North America and sixth (6th) largest in the world.
Jordans Fine Furniture is a two storey retail building that measures 15,000 sq.ft. of upper floor and 15,000 sq.ft. of lower floor with a mezzanine of 2,000 sq.ft.. This was a tilt-up construction facility with a cast-in-place foundation.
Wales McLelland completed the renovation of an existing building for Jordans Furniture. The building had been derelict for several years and, prior to our site work, we assisted the client in assessing the condition of the rundown building before it was purchased. Our work included the energy efficient upgrade of all interior lighting, complete removal and replacement of existing glazing with new, more efficient, low e glass, as well as the repainting of the entire exterior and interior of the building. The work also includes a 9,000 sq.ft. mezzanine and a 12,500, sq.ft. parkade.
This is the third Jordans retail development built by Wales McLelland which, in addition to its retail operations, functions as a warehouse. It is a 2-storey, concrete panel, tilt-up building sitting on a total of 263 piles with concrete roof panels and a cast in place foundation. The contemporary First Nations inspired architecture includes an eye-catching stepped level storefront with extensive glazing and skylights. The entrance features a totem pole and a water feature consisting of a concrete reflecting pool and fountain.
River Rock Properties contracted Wales McLelland to design-build a multi-tenant, tilt-up concrete shopping complex in Port Coquitlam. The 33,000 sq.ft. project was completed and the shopping centre is fully tenanted. This is the third building project Wales McLelland has executed for River Rock Properties.
Wales McLelland has completed two buildings on this commercial development site and is currently constructing a third. Building 'D' is a 20,000 sq.ft. retail facility for Lordco Auto Parts and Building 'B' is a 5,000 sq.ft. multi-tenant retail facility with three street frontages and room for the potential expansion of two more buildings.
Wales McLelland was awarded the contract for the design and construction of three retail buildings at Queensborough Landing. Wales McLelland was also the general contractor for the sites and the buildings. The exterior facades of the buildings comprised of various different finishes, including metal cladding, EIFS canopies of different materials. Due to the time constraints of the project, Wales McLelland and its subcontractors worked 7 days a week to complete the work in time for handover to the tenants.