Ontario Construction News staff writer
CanFirst Capital Management has started construction on a 272,000-square-foot industrial property in Mississauga.
The 14-acre site at Erin Mills Parkway and Mississauga Road was previously an office campus and CanFirst bought the property in 2021 for $50 million.
The construction team includes Colliers Strategy & Consulting as the development and project manager, Ware Malcomb as the lead architect, and Cecchini Group as the construction manager.
“This location is ideal for any industry,” CEO Alan Perez said in a statement. “We offer future tenants sustainability and connectivity at a prestigious address. The site has excellent access to labour, highways, intermodals and Pearson International Airport.”
Features include a 40-foot clear building height, 42 dock-level doors, two grade-level doors, and a 60-foot staging bay. There will be parking for 226 cars, 12 of which will accommodate EV charging, as well as 37 trailer parking stalls. Occupancy is slated for Fall 2024.
CanFirst is working with INVIRO Engineered Systems as its sustainability consultant to make the facility LEED Gold-certified and zero carbon-ready. INVIRO is also the mechanical and electrical engineer.
To achieve LEED Gold the design includes improved natural lighting and air quality in the warehouse, solar panels to mitigate electricity drawn from the grid, and improved water efficiency inside and outside the building.
“We have assembled a first-class roster of professional associates and are delighted to offer an innovative and sustainable product with advanced energy efficiencies for reduced energy costs, building design and overall employee wellness standards,” said CanFirst executive vice-president Mark Braun. “The final product will be as attractive as it is functional.”