Frank Hasenfratz Centre
Kiwi Newton Construction designed and built this state of the art facility for Linamar Corporation. The new training facility includes classrooms, a 200‐seat lecture hall, an exhibition hall, open shop training areas, an engineering lab, testing rooms, administration areas, and change and shower areas.
The project plan included the selective deconstruction of an existing building, while leaving an existing 24,300 sf of office in place. The existing building had a sufficient structural system and EPDM roof and was therefore kept. The façade and floor were removed and the new building was built around the existing footprint, fully enclosing it and tying to the two together. The overall goal was to provide an “Energy and Environmental Design” by integrating green initiatives into the project.