The Parade 1 Condominium project consisted of a nine-storey podium building, from which rise two towers of 18 and 38 storeys, comprising 835 suites, with 778 parking spaces below. This project also required planning for the future-built two-storey bridge connecting to an adjacent tower at the 30th floor.
An aggressive front-end structural schedule allowed the project team to build contingency for the client’s stringent PPDI/PDI process, while achieving a slab pour rate of one floor per tower, every three days. The use of structural steel, rather than concrete structure, for the mechanical penthouse expedited penthouse construction and envelope completion. For a tight, urban site with limited space, PCL developed a "just–in-time" material handling system to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption. Extensive value engineering and offshore procurement contributed to budget adherence. In order to maintain Concord Adex’s high level of customer service, PCL’s comprehensive neighborhood plan communicated noise pollution mitigation processes in order to keep residents in the surrounding development happy and undisturbed
Just 25 months after the first concrete pour, residents were able to occupy their suites. This project was part of the massive Concord Adex CityPlace development in Toronto where, to date, PCL has built over 7,000 suites.