Canadawide Fruits Entrepot Architectural Projects
Canadawide is a large international distributer of fresh fruits and vegetables. Their new facility at the Metropolitain and L’acadie, is a HASSAP rated, state of the art cold storage distribution warehouse. The warehouse program includes, cold storage rooms rated to precise temperature variations subject to produce, large staging and reception areas, staff and trucker facilities, sorting and limited packaging. Attached to the main warehouse are the company head offices and a “showroom facility” for commercial purchases of local small retailers. The project site, maximized the available built area by effectively designing the building around the distribution trucking aprons. The parking for clientel and staff is almost entirely below grade, with a retail pickup area for small trucks located under the “showroom facility”.