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JRS Calgary attended the grand opening of the Simons Store located inside the historic Lancaster Building

JRS team honored to be part of rehabilitating this historic structure

On March 16, 2017 our team in Calgary had the privilege of attending the grand opening of Simons’ new retail store. Located in downtown Calgary, the new location occupies five floors of the historic Lancaster Building, as well as three floors of the adjacent CORE shopping complex.

“The key for Calgary was to bring Simons to the heart of the city in a way that pairs our contemporary style with the heritage of a historic building. The result is a five-storey, multi-building layout that creates an exciting shopping experience where customers can explore our branded environments; each with its own space and personality,” mentioned Peter Simons, the CEO of Simons.

Marty Deemter of JRS Calgary attended the grand opening of the Simons retail store. Marty has a special connection to the 98-year-old Lancaster Building. The nine-storey building, designed by James C. Teague, is known for being Calgary’s first highrise tower. It recently underwent renovations and updates and our Calgary team, including Marty, worked on the project. We reviewed isolated areas of the building to assess parapet flashing attachment concerns at the terra cotta parapet assembly. Although building drawings of this era are hard to find, we were able to find copies in local archives to assist with our investigation. We then performed a comprehensive building envelope condition assessment to determine an accurate estimate of required remediation. As a result of our observations, we were then retained to provide prime consultant services for the remediation and revitalization of terra cotta, brick stone and fenestration. JRS is proud to have been a part of the Lancaster project and we enjoyed attending the grand opening of the Simons store.