Shaw Communications, Barlow Campus
After having completed a number of renovations throughout Shaw’s Barlow campus, Govan Brown was enlisted to help the communications company renovate its former call centre, the 120,000sf first floor of their facility, into a modern workspace for employees migrating from Shaw’s space in Calgary’s Scotiabank Tower.
This design + build project required extreme collaboration between the design + build team and the client’s in-house design and facilities team. Phase one included renovations to the existing building to redevelop the call centre into a space that houses all of the company’s engineering and IT employees. The 120,000sf renovation also included development of the space into open office planning, breaking the large floor plate into private offices, high-tech meeting rooms, food service areas, work cafes, washrooms, showers, and multi-function space.
A portion of this space was built to LEED certification standards in order to match the adjacent data centre. We maintained the LEED approach by utilizing strategies such as applying construction waste management, recycled content, regional materials, FSC wood, and low-emitting materials. The project’s intricate design features include a central corridor system that zig-zags through the floorplate, connecting the adjacent work. A highly complex Rockfon slat ceiling follows the main corridor. The project was completed on an aggressive schedule in order to move 550 people into the space.