Wasserman relocated its downtown Toronto facilities from a Financial Core tower to a brick-and-beam building in Liberty Village district in order to be closer to its clientele and Toronto’s arts and sports venue cluster. The project also provided the client with an opportunity to design a space that more closely reflected its brand and would allow for more client-facing events and engagement with their many corporate suppliers. With a fixed budget for construction, many existing office walls and some millwork remained, however, new office fronts, furniture systems and polished concrete floors give the space a modern aesthetic. The primary objective for the new facility was to transform, but complement, the heritage space into a funky, state-of-the-art office that provides a flexible, collaborative and tech-driven environment for staff and its many visitors.
MARANT was retained construction manager for this important project, which had a significant preconstruction phase that included: multi-phased scheduling, cost estimating & tendering, constructability analysis, construction phasing program for sub-trades, and document reviews during preliminary and detailed design stages in collaboration with the architect and project manager. Built within an aggressive schedule, corporate objectives meeting the design intent matched strict budget parameters were achieved to the complete satisfaction of the client and core team.