Eastern Construction revisits their award-winning project commissioned by Allied Properties at 134 Peter Street as the Construction Manager for the Phase 2 expansion of the property. Designed by Sweeny &Co Architects as a continuation of their landmark design of Phase 1 at 134 Peter Street, the new building located at 375 Queen Street West will be comprised of seven storeys with a total gross floor area 103,000 sq ft that includes commercial office space and retail components below grade as well as the first two floors.
The site is home to three red brick commercial buildings with the heritage façade on the north side being retained, conserved, and integrated into the new building. With a zero lot line design, in one of the busiest pedestrian areas of the city, Eastern will demolish the existing buildings, reinforcing and retaining heritage elements, and proceed to construct the new facility with careful attention to the safety of both people and property.
The new building will employ a terraced design to step back from Queen Street, conforming to the 45-degree angular plane guidelines of the local Heritage Conservation District. Above the heritage-sensitive base, the design calls for structurally-supported glass at the corner along with curtainwall glazing that aligns with the design of the Phase 1 tower. The new building includes a pedestrian bridge that connects to 134 Peter Street on floors three through seven.