Maple Reinders was awarded a Design-Build contract by Gordon Food Services for a new distribution centre for their Calgary operations. The 290,000 sqft. facility consists of 142,000 sqft. of freezer, cooler and cold dock areas, 14,750 sqft. of cold food processing areas, 92,000 sqft. of ambient storage and 41,250 sqft. of finished office and equipment areas.
The construction of this building consisted of pile foundations, grade beams, structural steel frame, and EPDM roofing. In order to achieve the desired R-values for the different temperatures which would be found in the facility, a variety of different sized insulated metal panels were installed. Outflow water quality and quantity was of great importance on this project from both the process areas as well as the refrigeration equipment. In order to meet and exceed municipal standards Maple Reinders installed a series of interceptors and a fat/oil/grease preceptor for the process areas. Two water recycling systems for the exterior truck wash and the refrigeration equipment were installed. These allowed for a reduction in the water dependence of the building, thereby lowering the initial levies Gordon Food Services was required to pay the municipality and lowering the incremental costs of running their operations allowing for a good rate of return.
This facility was designed and built with the intention of two future expansions which will bring the
total size of the building to 500,000 square feet.