Deluxe Entertainment Group has led the media and entertainment industry for over a century.  Beginning as a film lab in 1915, Deluxe has established a legacy as the most trusted partner for the top content owners, creators and brands.

Deluxe appointed Gillam Group as the construction manager for the relocation of it’s recording studio and office from Adelaide Street to 901 King Street West, Toronto. The program involved the  construction of new recording studios, mix studios, office, reception and data centre – in total about 60,000 sq.ft. of retrofitted space. The scope of work included demolition, base building services, roof-top mechanical & electrical plant, extensive IT distribution, acoustically insulated spaces and coordination with Deluxe’s direct contractors.

Gillam Group worked with the client and consulting team as part of an integrated team. Significant time and effort was invested into the preconstruction stage, focusing on budgeting, scheduling, value engineering and overall risk management. Due diligence was performed on the base building to understand the existing conditions and bring certainty to the base building scope. All services were performed in an open and transparent manner.

Key challenges included:

  1. Identifying and mitigating risks during the preconstruction stage, particularly with respect to budget and schedule
  2. Working within an occupied building and minimizing disruption to adjacent tenants
  3. Meeting stringent acoustic specifications, including implementing processes to promote high quality standards
  4. Working to a fast-track schedule

Deluxe mobilized into the space on schedule without disruption to its ongoing business.