TD Centre Halifax redevelopment signs lease with anchor tenant0

TDB Halifax Holdings Limited is very pleased to announce that it has signed a new 10-year lease renewal with TD Bank Group at the new TD Centre Halifax redevelopment (corner Barrington and George streets), and the bank will continue to be the building’s namesake anchor tenant.

The building’s new systems will reduce operating costs making gross rent very competitive, generate lower emissions, and give tenants more and better control over air quality and other environmental systems.

Construction for the redeveloped TD Centre Halifax is projected to be complete in 2014. Companies and organizations wishing to learn more about possible tenancy are invited to contact Chris Andrea, Vice President & General Manager, Compass Commercial Realty, at 902-454-1234.

Designed by Lydon Lynch Architects, the project received unanimous approvals from the HRM Heritage Advisory and Design Review committees in 2011, and aims to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold, Core and Shell (CS), certification making it the largest and newest Class A Smart Building in Halifax when construction ends in 2014.

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-Image 1 – Architect rendering of New TD Centre Halifax from across Grand Parade
-Image 2 – Architect rendering of New TD Centre Halifax from George and Granville streets
-Image 3 – Architect rendering of New TD Centre Halifax lobby – view 1
-Image 4 – Architect rendering of New TD Centre Halifax lobby – view 2
 
About the Thiel family and TDB Halifax Holdings

Originally from Trier, Germany, the Thiel family became interested in Nova Scotia’s commercial opportunities following a family vacation. In 2000 they built a beautiful log home in Shelburne County and their frequent visits deepened their appreciation of the province, its natural beauty and the people who live here. Soon Günter Thiel led his family in looking for opportunities to invest in Nova Scotia’s future.

By 2003 the Thiels owned several iconic commercial buildings including the Royal Bank Tower, the BMO Tower and the TD Centre. TDB Halifax Holdings Limited is a Thiel-family company that owns the TD Centre. Their vision is to develop these buildings and the surrounding downtown blocks to their full potential.

The Thiels have since brought their passion for art to the province, making several generous contributions to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Günter has been recognized by the AGNS’ Honourary Governor for his exceptional support of the AGNS, the community and the province. Wolfgang Thiel is a TDB Halifax Holdings director and is overseeing the TD Centre expansion and renovation.

For more information on the TD Centre Halifax project, please visit www.TDCentreHalifax.ca
Media contact:
Michael Dunn, Dunn & Associates
902-422-6014 (W)
902-229-5378 (M)
michael.dunn@dunnassociates.ca
Leasing contact:
Chris Andrea, Compass Commercial Realty
902.454.9232 (W)
902.456.5722 (M)
candrea@compassbroker.com

 

REVISED: street and sidewalk closure January 3rd and 4th, 20130

Please note that we have revised the closures that were communicated to our neighbours and the public via email on January 2nd to ensure retail businesses on Granville have access to their establishments during business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

TD Centre redevelopment: street and sidewalk closure January 3rd and 4th, 2013.

Please note street and sidewalk closures in these areas:

  • From 4:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3rd to 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 4th, 2013
    • George Street reduced to one traffic lane and sidewalk, and no metered parking, between Barrington and Granville streets.
    • No metered parking on Granville Street between George and Duke streets.
    • Note: Granville Street has temporary two-way traffic between the CIBC parking garage entrance and Duke Street, and both Granville Street lanes are closed from the CIBC parking garage entrance south to George Street.
    • Note: Both Granville street sidewalks closed from George Street north to the entrance of the CIBC parking garage entrance (there are no retail business entrances in these areas)
  • By 12:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5th, traffic and sidewalk access will return to their normal redevelopment configuration:
    • Vehicular traffic reduced to one lane of northbound traffic on Granville Street from George Street north to the entrance to the CIBC parking garage entrance. Parking will continue to be suspended in this area and pedestrians will have access to the full length of the east sidewalk on Granville Street, with the west sidewalk open for use from the CIBC parking garage entrance north to Duke Street.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and any partners or service providers who may have cause to travel in the affected areas during the specified dates. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a revised street map.

This information is available to subscribers of our Neighbour and General Public e-Bulletin service (register now at right).

Property, leasing contact:

Chris Andrea, Compass Commercial Realty
902.454.9232 (W), 902.456.5722 (M)
candrea@compassbroker.com
Communications, media contact:

Michael Dunn, Dunn & Associates
902-422-6014 (W), 902-229-5378 (M)
michael.dunn@dunnassociates.ca
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The crane is going up! Street and sidewalk barrier schedule for December 27-300

We are very pleased to inform you that the TD Centre redevelopment construction crane will be erected on our Granville Street site  between December 27 and 30, 2012 to take advantage of reduced pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the Christmas-New Year’s holiday period.

Please note street and sidewalk closures will vary during this period in these areas:

  • From 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, to 7:00 a.m. Friday, December 28
    • Granville Street between George and Duke streets
  • From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 28
    • Granville Street between George and Duke streets
    • George Street between Barrington and Granville streets
  • From 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29
    • Granville Street from George Street to CIBC parking garage entrance
  • From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, and Sunday, December 30
    • Granville Street between Prince and Duke streets
    • George Street between Barrington and Hollis streets
  • From 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, December 30
    • Granville Street from George Street to CIBC parking garage entrance
  • By 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, traffic and sidewalk access will return to their current configurations

Click here to view a memo with three maps detailing street and sidewalk access changes during this period. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and any partners or service providers who may have cause to travel in the affected areas during the specified dates.

TD Centre construction begins Sept 10 with barriers erected on Granville Street0

We are very pleased to inform you that TD Centre redevelopment construction will commence on Monday, September 10, 2012 with the installation of construction barriers on Granville Street.  When completed the TD Centre will be Halifax’s biggest  Class A, LEED® Gold (Core and Shell), Smart Building. (LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

As well, we improved our web site so you may be continuously updated on important project developments. Please see details at www.TDCentreHalifax.com (additional information follows).

Construction barriers being installed on Granville Street starting September 10

On Monday, September 10, workers will begin placing concrete safety barriers down the middle length of Granville Street from George Street north to the end of the Macara-Barnstead Building-CIBC property line. During construction, the barriers will separate vehicular traffic on the east side from construction material deliveries and related activity on the west side.

Vehicular traffic in this area will be reduced to one lane of northbound traffic and parking will be suspended during the construction period that is scheduled to be completed in 2014. Pedestrians will have access to the full length of the east sidewalk on Granville Street, with the west sidewalk open for use from the Macara-Barnstead Building-CIBC property line north to Duke Street.

Current courier access to the TD Centre will be maintained at the corner of George and Granville streets.

Safety barrier placement will take two to three days, will be conducted during business hours (7am to 5pm), and will remain on Granville Street for the duration of the construction process.

Macara-Barnstead building modification, façade preservation

The TD Centre redevelopment will include a preserved and restored Macara-Barnstead building façade that is thoughtfully incorporated into a new streetscape along Granville Street. Project Construction Manager, EllisDon Corporation, will oversee the installation of façade retention bracing on the Macara-Barnstead building and the building’s modification to accommodate the redevelopment. Restorative masonry work on the façade will be conducted later in the construction project.

Lydon Lynch’s streetscape design approach integrates heritage character with the TD Centre redevelopment’s modern architecture and urban design.

TD Centre Redevelopment

You may recall that the redevelopment project received unanimous approval from the HRM Heritage Advisory and Design Review committees in 2011.

The project will double the TD Centre’s current floor space to 200,000 sq. feet including three more floors. Designed by Lydon Lynch Architects, the project aims to attain a LEED® Gold (CS) certification making it the biggest and newest Class A Smart Building in Halifax when it opens in 2014.

The building’s new systems will reduce operating costs making gross rent very competitive, generate lower emissions, and give tenants more and better control over air quality and other environmental systems.

A larger, smarter, refreshed and energy-efficient TD Centre will also support Nova Scotia’s economic success, help revitalize the downtown core and will provide you with workspace that is among the best in the region.

Property, leasing contact:

Chris Andrea, Compass Commercial Realty
902.454.9232 (W), 902.456.5722 (M)
candrea@compassbroker.com
Communications, media contact:

Michael Dunn, Dunn & Associates
902-422-6014 (W), 902-229-5378 (M)
michael.dunn@dunnassociates.ca
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EllisDon selected to build Halifax TD Centre: Halifax’s biggest Class A, LEED® Gold, Smart Building0

We are very pleased to inform you that TD Centre owner, TDB Halifax Holdings Limited, has chosen EllisDon Corporation as the construction manager for the expansion and total renovation of the TD Centre on the corner of Barrington and George streets in Halifax. This appointment allows the project to proceed to the construction phase this summer.

TD Centre Halifax: Grafton streetscape rendering

The project will double the TD Centre’s current floor space to 200,000 sq. feet. Designed by Halifax-based Lydon Lynch Architects, the project aims to attain a LEED*(R)  Gold (CS**) certification making it the biggest and newest Class A Smart Building in Halifax when it opens in 2014.

You may recall that the expansion project received unanimous approval from the HRM Heritage Advisory and Design Review committees in 2011.

The building’s new systems will reduce operating costs by 40 to 50%, making total rent very competitive for tenant bottom lines, generate lower emissions, and give tenants more and better control over their air quality and other environmental systems.

A larger, smarter, refreshed and energy-efficient TD Centre will support Nova Scotia’s economic success, help revitalize the downtown core and will provide you with some of the best workspace in the region.

Accommodating tenants, neighbours, traffic during construction

Everyone likes the idea of transforming a tired office tower into a beautiful new, energy-efficient Smart Building, but no one looks forward to living through the process. That’s why EllisDon was chosen as construction partner – they have the approach, deep experience and resources needed to safely accommodate you in keeping your operation functioning normally during construction. Getting that right for tenants and neighbours is critically important to us.

EllisDon has a strong track record of carefully managing significant redevelopments to allow those working in and around the site to run their businesses and affairs with little or no upset. For example they achieved this balance during the Halifax Shopping Centre and NSCC Akerley campus renovations, and during the re-cladding of First Canadian Place in Toronto, Canada’s tallest skyscraper.

Dunn & Associates Communications and Public Affairs has also been retained to help manage our communications with you and our other stakeholders throughout this process. Again, good communication is part of getting this right for you and everyone involved.

EllisDon’s appointment completes the TD Centre project team of TDB Halifax Holdings (the Thiel family), Lydon Lynch Architects, Compass Commercial Realty, and Dunn & Associates.

The TD expansion and renovation project web site is www.TDCentreHalifax.ca.

Getting started

This summer we met with tenants to review and discuss the proposed construction plan and schedule. Once these are finalized, we will share key aspects with tenants, neighbours and the public.

In the meantime, EllisDon has begun working with Halifax Regional Municipality to coordinate preparations at street level to ensure the area is secure for construction when it begins in the coming weeks.

*LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
**CS – Core and Shell
 
Property, leasing contact:
Chris Andrea, Compass Commercial Realty
902.454.9232 (W), 902.456.5722 (M) candrea@compassbroker.com
 
Communications, media contact:
Michael Dunn, Dunn & Associates
902-422-6014 (W), 902-229-5378 (M) michael.dunn@dunnassociates.ca
 
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