Purves Redmond is a full service insurance broker experiencing significant growth in the GTA market. The client hired Gillam Group to provide a turnkey solution for a new and refreshed office at 70 University Avenue.

Gillam Group assembled the design team and progressed the design in a transparent and integrated fashion with the client being a key participant. The budget and schedule were developed at an early stage and managed in parallel with the design.

The scope of service included project management, budgeting, scheduling, municipal approvals, architecture & interior design, mechanical consulting, electrical consulting and furniture consulting. The scope of work included reception, offices, kitchen, meeting rooms and open work areas. All work was done according to a fast track schedule and within an occupied building, with much of the work being completed at night.

Key challenges included:

  1. Working within an existing office building that was fully occupied
  2. Managing a schedule with rigid lease expiry dates
  3. Budget control starting with conceptual design information