Kalovida Developments appointed Gillam Group as the construction manager for an 18-storey, luxury condominium at 24 Mercer Street, in Toronto, Ontario. The project features 13 high-end units, each occupying one floor with direct elevator access, high security, and luxurious finishes. The penthouse unit comprises 2 floors that are connected via a staircase, and it includes a large exterior patio. The site is only 25 feet wide, which introduces considerable logistical challenges.

Gillam’s services include pre-construction planning, project management, design management, value engineering, design & construction coordination, assistance with Tarion, scheduling and constructability advice.

Key challenges include the following:

  1. Logistics of building on a tight site in a downtown urban location
  2. Coordination of traffic with adjacent major construction projects
  3. Excavation and underpinning in and around existing underground structures
  4. Designing construction logistics, means and methods to optimize the schedule