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Schreiter’s Furniture Store

Overhaul restoration of an industrial space to make way for a perfect new home for a KW staple, Schreiters Furniture.


Location

Kitchener, Ontario

Project Type

Adaptive Re-Use/Tenant Fit-Up

Occupancy

Retail

Area

13,000 sf


This project comprised the adaptive reuse of a one-storey former millwrighting building located in Kitchener Ontario’s Belmont Village to a fashionable new home for Schreiter’s, a fixture in Waterloo Region’s retail landscape since 1892. The total scope of the project included site enhancements, façade improvements featuring iconic new signage, skylight replacement and a complete renovation of the building’s interiors. The bright, open restored interior spaces offer an industrial backdrop for the display of the company’s contemporary inventory of high-quality furniture, accessories, and textiles. To maintain a connection to Schreiter’s heritage and give the store a familiar look and feel, fixtures including old wood doors and wall panels were taken from the company’s original location in downtown Kitchener and installed in the new showroom area. In 2018 this project was awarded the Grand Valley Construction Association Building Excellence Award for Commercial projects up to $2 million.

Partners: Schreiter’s Furniture (Owner + Tenant), Melloul Blamey Construction (Construction Management), Stantec (Civil Engineering), Witzel Dyce Engineering (Structural Engineering), Collins Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Mighton Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

Awards:
Grand Valley Construction Association 2018 Building Excellence Award for Commercial project up to $2 million