Govan Brown is excited to partner with Uniqlo on 2 projects in Canada; one in Ontario's Scarborough Town Centre and the second one located in Metro Town Centre in Burnaby B.C. Govan Brown will be the Construction Manager outfitting both locations. Click here to read the press release.
Holt's Cafe was featured on the cover of the spring edition of The Bench Mark magazine. Govan Brown completed Holts Cafe located in the Holt Renfrew store on Dunsmuir Street in Vancouver, BC. This portion of the work was part of a multi-phased upgrade of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing space and a 45,000 square foot expansion. The scope of work completed during the first phase of the upgrade included the addition of new vendor shops like Louis Vuitton, Christian Laboutin, and David Yurman.
Govan Brown recently completed our third Nordstrom store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October 2016, and it won the Visual Presentation of the Year & Gold Award at the 2017 Design Awards! Govan Brown completed the first Nordstrom location in Ottawa's Rideau Shopping Centre in March 2016 and recently, Nordstrom Toronto Eaton Centre on September 16, 2016. To read the full article, click here. To view our project, click here.
On March 16th, Govan Brown had the pleasure of announcing its 9th consecutive Canada’s Best Managed award win. The annual awards, which have been given out since 1993, acknowledge businesses that are at the forefront of innovation and continue to improve Canadian business. Govan Brown continues to be recognized year after year for our consistent evolution in the construction industry, being at the forefront of technological, environmental and strategic advances in the field. As a 9 time winner, this is our second year as a platinum member and this award continues to signify our progression towards being the leader in our industry. The Best Managed award is a designation we strive for on a yearly basis and we are proud to be recognized once again.
Govan Brown was tasked with building PayPal's new and first Canadian office in downtown's MaRS Building located on 101 College Street.The new space occupies almost 8,000 square feet and is an open concept office space complete with vibrant customized graffiti artwork dispersed throughout the unique space. The office was featured in Toronto Life magazine which can be found here or to view our project, click here.
Govan Brown partnered with Quebec retailer La Maison Simons to complete 4 of its stores across Canada; the first being in Park Royal Shopping Centre in Vancouver which was completed in October of 2015 and most recently, in Mississauga, Ontario's Square One Shopping Centre in March 2016. With the third location nearing completion in Calgary's CORE, the Simons' store was featured in the Calgary Herald. Click here to read all about it!
When a brand new Nordstrom store is unveiled, they just don’t open the doors to the public; they make it an event. Each store opening begins with a gala prior to opening day. Nordstrom Toronto Eaton Centre hosted their gala on September 14 with over 2,000 guests in attendance including supermodels Petra Nemcova and Hilary Rhoda. Tickets were sold at $150 which included entrance to a fahsion show with 100% of the ticket sales going towards a charity of their choice. This event raised $270,000 for local charities that include Convenant House Toronto and the SickKids Foundation. The TEC location opened its doors to the public two days after the gala on September 16. One month later, Nordstrom hosted their second gala in Toronto at their Yorkdale Shopping Centre location on October 19 for over 1,700 guests which gave them a nice preview of what was to come on opening day, October 21. The event raised another $224,000 towards various local organizations. To view the article, click here. To view project case studies click on their link. TECYSC
On September 19, our team was lucky enough to be invited to participate in Eva's Initiatives 2016 Golf Classic. Eva's is an organization that works collaboratively with homeless and at-risk youth to help them reach their potential to lead productive, self sufficient and healthy lives. This tournament, which we have supported for the past few years, was a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for this great cause. And as a bonus, our team ended up winning the tournament!
More exciting news from Govan Brown! BlogTo stopped by Nordstrom's media tour yesterday and did a profile of the space and it looks amazing! We are super excited to see all of our hard work come to fruition. The grand opening will be held on September 16, 2016. To view the article, click here.