Cassie Frengopoulos, P. Eng.
& Ray Collins, BBA, C.Tech.
Jeff McCuaig, P. Eng.
Josh Small, P. Eng.
Aaron Menard, P. Eng.
Peter Binsted, Ph. D., P. Eng., LEED AP
The Aerarium Development Group played a crucial role in the development of the south end of Barrie by transforming a 5.3-acre property into a dynamic mixed-use space. This development includes a three-story office tower and a single-story commercial space spanning 70,000 square feet. The project was executed in four phases, with each phase adding to the overall functionality and appeal of the complex. The first phase involved the construction of a 28,000-square-foot office tower and a 15,000-square-foot commercial space. In the second phase, an additional 8,000 square feet of single-story commercial space was added. The third phase contributed 7,300 square feet of ingle-story commercial space, while the fourth phase completed the remaining portion of the single-story commercial area. The commercial spaces feature high ceilings and varied in size, starting from 1,100 square feet. The office tower includes amenities such as public washrooms and an elevator for convenience.
In our capacity as the Engineers of Record, we collaborated closely with The Aerarium Group and engaged with external design and construction teams. Phase 1 involved working with ISM Architects Inc., while Hi! Architects supported us in Phases 2, 3, and 4. The building shell is supported by sturdy concrete foundations, while the exterior wall utilizes LIDO Panels that hang from the steel structure. This design choice combines durability and aesthetics, enhancing the overall appeal of the development.
• Structural Design for the Firewalls between Phases
• Civil tie-in services for each phase at the beginning of the project.
• Base Building Mechanical and Electrical Design for future tenants.