Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Project Value: $30 Million
MTE Logistix is a 300,000 sq. ft. (27,870 m2) office and 59 truck bay distribution warehouse on a 13.10 acre (5.3 hectare) site in Edmonton, Alberta for Motor Truck Express. The client’s needs were to team up with an architectural consultant to replace an existing facility with a new facility to incorporate the administrative, shipping and receiving requirements of one of their major tenants; Brewers Distributors Ltd, Colgate Ltd and themselves; MTE Logistix.
More than just simply designing a facility to mimic their current facilities, the team was assembled to assess the physical and operational short-falls of the existing facility. The objective was to design a new facility, which would:
The Consultant Team led the Owner through the entire process by involving themselves in the site selection, conducting user group meetings, supplier group meetings, performing budget and energy cost assessments, exploring energy efficiency alternatives through natural light, structural and mechanical system modelling, assessing a multitude of racking and circulation layouts The Consultant Team presented an array of architectural expressions and interior layouts and finish pallets to meet the comfort and functional needs of the administrative user group and warehouse operations department.
The design exceeded the expectations of the client, resolving extensive operational shortfalls in their existing premises. The project was completed on time, the phased move and transition from the existing facility was seamless and through an ongoing and intense cost savings exercise, the project was completed below the tendered construction budget.