Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on Building C at National Capital Business Park, an industrial campus developed by Avenue 31 and located at 1000 Last Mile Road in Ottawa, Ontario. Ware Malcomb provided the architecture, interior design and branding services for the 145,000 square foot industrial facility.
This is the first of seven speculative buildings in the industrial park. The building is designed to accommodate multiple tenants with each exterior entry featuring a distinctive ACM color to create a sense of identity. The building features 32’ clear heights and has an overall sleek modern design with full pre-cast dock area including fenced outdoor storage.
“This project was built on one of the most prominent undeveloped industrial pieces of land in Ottawa,” said Frank Di Roma, Principal, Ware Malcomb. “This building is a leader in the Ottawa market because of the clear heights, optimum base sizing and the use of new building materials. We are proud to be part of a substantial effort and to have worked closely with Avenue 31 to achieve their goals. We look forward to the next phases of design and development.”
The steel structure incorporates insulated metal panels, aluminum composite material and precast concrete. Exterior landscaping includes rainwater infiltration areas with a pond and stormwater design to reduce runoff and downstream erosion. Electric vehicle spaces, a light-colored roof that can receive solar panels and bird-safe glass round out the building’s environmentally conscious exterior. The exterior incorporates bright accent colors from the National Capital Business Park logo which creates a vibrant aesthetic in branding and signage to complement their overall marketing strategy.
The building is the first of eight planned for buildout over the next five to seven years, the total of which will comprise more than 1,300,000 square feet of Class A industrial space. Strategically located at exit 109 on Highway 417 at Hunt Club Road in Ottawa, Building C sits on 11 acres of a total of 99 acres of land zoned heavy industrial and leased on a long-term basis from the National Capital Commission. There are also two other buildings in the industrial park that are currently nearing completion, including Building A2 and B, offering approximately 132,000 and 166,000 square feet of space.
General contracting services for the project were provided by VCL Construction.