This 12,000-square-foot fitout for Aspen Properties is part of revitalizing the Edison building in downtown Calgary. The scope focused on two main areas: the fitness area and the amenity space. The fitness area contains gym equipment and a yoga room in addition to two barrier-free change rooms that include showers, washrooms, and lockers. The amenity space comprises two meeting rooms with projectors and teleconferencing ability, along with a party-and-event space with an eating bar, keg refrigerator, booths, and pool and foosball tables. The space has access to two separate patios, one for the general population and the other for our canine friends.
The Edison is a dog-friendly building that has been developed with an outdoor area that dogs can use and where they can interact with one another. The people patio is surrounded by glass railings and will be open for the events that take place in the amenity space.
This project was a major milestone for the client, as being a dog-friendly building was a key selling feature in looking to bring in new tenants for the revitalized building. Keeping costs in mind, the project team were able to coordinate with the architect and consultants to bring down the original cost by approximately 30 percent. As a result of such value engineering, the project was kept within the owner’s budget.