GUMMER BUILDING | GUELPH, ON
COMPLETED IN: 2012
TYPE: NEW CONSTRUCTION | ADAPTIVE RE-USE
CONSTRUCTION BUDGET: $14M
As a result of a fire in 2007, three adjoining Heritage Buildings in Downtown Guelph known as the GUmmer Victoria and Stewart Buildings were left nearly destroyed. Maintaining only the exterior stone walls, the buildings received a complete interior structural replacement and expansion. The comlete $14 million restoration and addition now houses 65,000sf of commercial, office, and residential space. Features include state of the art mechanical and electrical systems and rooftop patios with green space.
The project is viewed as a key component in the ongoing revitalization and intensification of the downtown core by means of restoring and preserving a critical element of the historic built fabric while simultaneously adding modern living and work spaces.