Burnside and Wright Avenue Business Campus, Dartmouth, NS
Case Study: Burnside and Wright Avenue Business Campus, Dartmouth, NS
Client: The Hardman Group
Project Consultant: Genivar
General Contractor: Lindsay Construction
Project Highlights: For over 50 years The Hardman Group (HG) has been actively involved in successful real estate development projects throughout Atlantic Canada. They provide a full range of real estate consulting, brokerage, development and management services.
After seeking real estate advice from CBRE, the HG acquired this greenfield site located on a drumlin on the corner of Wright Ave. and Burnside Dr. in the Burnside Industrial Park. The HG laid out a vision to build a LEED(R) Gold office campus to attract tenants seeking energy-saving features and innovative ways to retain employees. The topography of the site was extreme and conventional design methods to grade and service the site proved to be cost prohibitive.
In advance of construction, Paul Behner was engaged by the HG as an independent contractor to examine the civil construction aspects for cost efficiency. Paul was also engaged by CBRE previously in preparation of real estate development potential and pre-marketing.
Paul provided the HG a development strategy that once executed, successfully delivered the initial civil construction phase requirements on time and well under budget. Paul’s direct involvement with the HG on their first major land development project proved to be the right choice as significant civil construction complexities were well managed, making way for the new building construction.