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Heritage/Adaptive Re-use

Wellington County Palmerston Library Renovations

Project Value:

$3,085,000

Owner:

The County of Wellington

Consultant:

Grinham Architects

Challenge:

  • Completely restore and renovate the Wellington County Library, Palmerston Branch, one of five original Carnegie buildings constructed in 1903 

Objective:

Retain existing historical features of the original design while modernizing this heritage building to provide accessibility and functionality to a diverse and growing community.

Execution:

CSL was awarded the task of extensive interior and exterior renovations throughout the two-storey library.  The 3,100 SF basement required extensive repair to address the damage and wear endured over the last 100 years.

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Alderlea Estate Interior Renovations & Landscaping

Project Value:

$2,147,000

Owner:

The Corporation of the City of Brampton

Consultant:

PMA Landscape Architects

Challenge:

  • Find a general contractor capable of executing the city's vision
  • Determine how to cost effectively restore the buildings within the core of Brampton and part of Gage Park
  • Restore the heritage estate to recapture its mid-1800s look and feel

Objective:

Restore, preserve, and adapt the heritage estate to provide a corporate meeting centre.

Execution:

Aderlea Estates is the Italianate Villa style gem that required extensive exterior and interior renovations to restore the ornate features such as wood work, marble and granite back to its original grandeur. The City chose to adapt the heritage estate into a wedding venue, small conference centre, corporate meeting centre and meeting space for many of the City of Brampton's boards, visioning groups, and committee meetings.

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Brantford Courthouse Window Replacement

Project Value:

$926,000

Owner:

CBRE Limited

Consultant:

+VG Architects

Challenge:

  • Provide window and door restoration to the three-storey historical Brantford Courthouse.

Objective:
Restore windows, window sashes, sills, all window trim, new aluminum storm windows, and wooden doors, replicating the 18 different styles of windows used within the courthouse.

Execution:
The project consisted of removing all existing aluminum windows and the deteriorating window sills while restoring the existing window frames. CSL engaged HBK Custom Woodworking as the subcontractor to help restore the windows and doors.

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London Infirmary Building Stabilization

Project Value:

$4,633,000

Owner:

CBRE Limited

Consultant:

+VG Architects

Challenge:

  • Stabilize the London Infirmary Building (formerly known in 1906 as the London Insane Asylum)
  • Prepare the scope, budget, and construction stabilization recommendations
  • Prepare sketches and written scope documents to be immediately tendered for submission for government funding 

Objective:

Stabilize the heritage infirmary building (built in 1906), minimizing any ongoing degradation while saving an old historical structure (with much character and history), from the wrecking ball.

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Guelph Province of Ontario (POA) Courthouse

Project Value:

$10,500,000

Owner:

The Corporation of the City of Guelph

Consultant:

Goldsmith Borgal & Company Limited

Challenge:

  • Remove asbestos, lead, and guano; some demolition was required to get to contaminated areas
  • Repair the noticeable slump in the ceiling
  • Repair the broken arch and Corinthian capitals
  • Remove and replace much of the tin ceiling that had delaminated or been punctured by wire hangers from the dropped T-bar ceiling
  • Further investigation determined that the 150-year-old structure had relaxed and shifted, and no longer had the required bearing at major heavy timber trusses. CSL's challenge was to get a 65-foot collar tie into the truss area to support the existing structure and ensure proper bearing.

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