The Kindred team approaches every project as one-of-a-kind. Our wide-ranging commercial sector experience allows our team to tailor unique processes and effective solutions to overcome a variety of construction challenges.
Client: McArthurGlen GroupDescription:
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is located close to Vancouver International Airport and services many local and international travellers. Kindred was engaged in the Phase 3 expansion of the centre in partnership with STRABAG Inc. to create 84,000 sf of additional retail space for brand-name stores. Construction activities were carefully planned to minimize disruptions to ongoing operations of the completed areas of the shopping centre.
Architect: Perkins + Will ArchitectsDescription:
This large TI for a leading international tech company encompassed 143,332 square feet of space across two floors. This project was completed in January 2016 under budget and on time, with a very aggressive fast-track schedule that required the site to run 24/6 across three shifts. In general terms, the scope included acoustic treated offices, open plan offices, a large complex data room, a number of specialized meeting rooms, product development rooms, a large cafeteria, a very large open gathering place with a partition wall system, as well as demanding electrical and mechanical specifications, and an interconnecting staircase between the two levels.
Client: Cactus Restaurants Ltd.
Architect: Acton Ostry ArchitectsDescription:
The largest food primary restaurant in Canada is located in the Vancouver Convention Centre West, in a premier waterfront location situated on the Jack Poole Plaza. This was an extremely complex project given its location and design, and required continuous coordination with the Vancouver Convention Centre West and the property manager in order to accommodate the ongoing operations and scheduled events occurring within the Convention Centre located directly below the restaurant.
This commercial facility operates on four levels with much of it below grade, and includes the restaurant, private dining rooms, two full-service kitchens, staff amenity space, and a dedicated elevator. First Nations artwork as well as original paintings are displayed in the restaurant.
Architect: Michael Green ArchitectureDescription:
A tenant improvement of floors 16 and 17 of Metrotower II with a combined space of approximately 25,000 sq. ft. The
space is home to Interfor’s new offices. The TI included private offices, open work spaces, meeting rooms, a kitchen,
support spaces and a new inter-connecting stair. The renovations also included a significant amount of wood,
including a feature stair connecting the two floors.
Client: Brian Jessel BMW
Architect: dys architectureDescription:
This project involved a complete interior renovation of the existing showroom, customer waiting area and staff offices. We completed the work in phases in order to keep the facility fully operational throughout the project. The scope included:
Client: Mountainside Animal Hospital
Architect: Salal ArchitectureDescription:
Mountainside Animal Hospital is a new 11,320 square foot concrete and wood frame building. The state-of-the-art animal hospital features dedicated exam, surgery, isolation and dental surgery rooms, 24/7 emergency services facilities, and an animal shelter in partnership with the City of North Vancouver. The project was completed in two phases: base building and subsequent fit-out of the interior to create unique functional areas for the full-service facility.
Client: Brian Jessel BMW
Architect: dys architectureDescription:
Complete exterior and interior renovation of the 27,000 sq.ft. Brian Jessel BMW Pre-Owned dealership completed in three phases.
Phase 1: Showroom & Staff Area: including new paint, new sprinklers throughout, new flooring, exterior cladding, mechanical and electrical upgrades and a new millwork package.
Phase 2: Shop & Parts Department: including new paint, polished concrete flooring, mechanical and electrical upgrades, seven new automatic garage doors and new skylights.
Phase 3: Addition of two onsite wash bays & three onsite detailing bays.
Client: Everything Wine Inc.
Architect: Smart Design GroupDescription:
A 15,330 sq. ft. tenant improvement involving the fit-out of an existing vacant warehouse into a full-service wine store, with retail area, a vintage room, washrooms, and back of house. The store is located within a busy shopping plaza, and construction works were carried out with consideration to create minimal, if any, disruptions to ongoing business operations.
Client: ZLC Financial Group
Architect: Besharat Friars Architects & Koodoo ProjectsDescription:
This office TI included interior demolition and tenant improvement work within existing flooring plate of approximately 17,809 sq.ft., including alterations to sprinkler, mechanical and electrical systems. The TI was completed in three phases while the office remained fully operational during the entire duration of the tenant improvement work. Office staff were transferred from phase to phase upon completion in an effort to mitigate disruption to the business.
“Kindred not only finished our office renovation to the quality we expected but their site leadership and project management adapted to the needs of our business. The renovation of our building floorplate while keeping our office open for clients and meeting schedule deadlines had its barriers but Kindred worked with us the whole way through and communicated changes so we could adapt and our operations were not affected.”
– Gary Zlotnik, Owner ZLC Financial Group
Client: Tap & Barrel Restaurant (Coal Harbour) Ltd.
Architect: Hearth Architectural Inc.Description:
This tenant improvement involved the conversion of an existing shell space for use as a restaurant, patio & coffee shop/wine bar, for the new Tap & Barrel Restaurant located in the VCCW building in the Jack Poole Plaza.
The restaurant and amenities space include 5,700 sq. ft. of finished space, while the two outdoor patios consist of approximately 3,800 sq. ft. The work included alterations, construction and installation of a commercial kitchen, two fully operational bars, new electrical throughout, newly framed walls and doors, interior wall and floor finishes, indoor and outdoor seating, and ten newly plumbed individual stall washrooms.
Client: MMG Limited
Architect: False Creek Design Group Ltd.Description:
This 12,000 square foot tenant improvement project included gutting and reconstruction of the entire 26th floor of the iconic class A office tower at 1177 W. Hastings Street in the heart of the Vancouver financial district. Taking advantage of an unobstructed 360 degree view, a glass wall system was utilized to create a transparent space bringing light and view to the interior of the space resulting in a stunning affect while maintaining simple and clean detailing. Kindred executed this negotiated contract from start to finish in 12 weeks maintaining a high level of quality control and customer satisfaction.
Client: Fields Auto Group
Architect: VIA ArchitectureDescription:
Conversion of an existing commercial retail space into the new MINI Yaletown Sales Centre located in the heart of Yaletown. A unique space featuring a car lift up to street level for moving cars in and out of the showroom, also doubling as a creative way to put new cars on display in the showroom windows.
Client: Listel Hotels
Architect: Evoke International Design Inc.Description:
Commercial tenant improvement of the ‘Green Restaurant of the Future’. This project involved a complete renovation and interior upgrade. The TI included 3,375 sq. ft. on the main floor of the Listel Hotel, with 1,400 sq. ft. consisting of the new dining room and bar. Part of the TI included the Stewart Stevenson Art Gallery, a 1,975 sq. ft. TI.
Client: Pure Freedom YYoga Centres BC Inc.
Architect: Daniel Johnson Architect Inc., Garth Norbraten Architect Inc.Description:
This 8,000 sq. ft. tenant improvement – on the second floor of an existing building – transformed the existing space into a modern yoga facility consisting of a large reception area and lounge with snack bar, two large yoga studios, men’s and women’s change rooms, an infrared sauna, a Nourish tea lounge, in-house laundry, staff area, and a large outdoor patio offering fresh organic food and beverages where clients can socialize and enjoy the sun. The facility has an innovative climate control system capable of managing and maintaining the optimal heat and humidity levels required for the hot yoga studio and spa, while ensuring plenty of fresh air is filtered into the facility.
One of the largest challenges was creating a ‘hot’ yoga room resilient to constant fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The walls were finished with a vapour barrier paint and the mechanical contractor and consultant collaborated in providing the client with a system that quickly exhausts and changes the air between classes.
The custom sauna had to be fit into the room working with the layout of the existing space. The sauna required the installation of many infra-red emitters as well as a large electric sauna unit.
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