Newmarket Courthouse - Remediation & Retrofit

The Newmarket Courthouse Remediation and Retrofit

The Newmarket Courthouse
Remediation and Retrofit

The Ontario Realty Corp. is the real estate management arm of the Government of Ontario and is responsible for over 5000 properties across Ontario. It is one of the largest real estate owners in Canada.

The Goal

Undertake the largest building remediation project known to date in Canada and the implementation of major interior and base building upgrades along with the provision of temporary facilities during the project.

The Newmarket courthouse had a number of technical problems that caused mold growth throughout the building that could only be adequately addressed by vacating the building and undertaking a major retrofit of the mechanical system and mold remediation of the entire building.

Court operations had to be relocated and maintained in temporary facilities while the main building was brought up to the required standard.

The Results

  • Fully renovated and retrofitted facilities, delivered on a fast track basis and under budget
  • 7 temporary facilities in leased premises throughout Newmarket to maintain court operations during the project

4 storeys, 65,000 sq. ft. $19 million in total capital costs

4 storeys, 65,000 sq. ft. $19 million in total capital costs

The principal of Matrix Management Corp. was hired by one of the largest project management firms in Canada to provide full scope project management to ensure that the Courthouse remediation and retrofit project was completed in accordance with the objectives set out by the Ontario Realty Corporation.

The new facilities incorporate new automated building controls, a separate fresh air supply system for the courtrooms, new lighting, new finishes throughout and a number of major interior alterations as well as a fully retrofitted building shell.

By applying thorough implementation planning, environmental expertise, fast track project management techniques and maintaining regular close contact with all stakeholders, the principal of Matrix Management Corp. significantly contributed towards the successful delivery of the project.