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Lowe’s Distribution Centre Uses Visually Striking, Low-Maintenance Flexwall Concrete Wall System
  • OwnerLowe’s Companies Canada
  • ContractorBelrock Design Build Inc
  • ConsultantJH Architecture
  • Structure Details

    463 Pieces Flexwall (11,000m2)

Pre-Con supplied precast wall panels for a 58,000m2 custom built Distribution Centre for Lowe’s companies of Canada. The surrounding escarpment inspired James Hettinger of JH Architecture to incorporate a sweeping wave pattern motif into the exterior panels of the warehouse.

Pre-Con worked closely with JH Architecture from concept to completion, as the precast panels required a higher insulating value and a unique aesthetic.

Collaboration in the early stages, utilizing building information modelling (BIM) technology allowed the architect to create working plans that could be shared with Pre-Con’s engineering anddrafting departments. As a result, Pre-Con designed
a visually striking façade by customizing a rib layout, modifying our standard Flexwall product. Flexwall is a custom designed, complete wall system that does not require interior finishing.

The design team incorporated a modular wave pattern that continuously wrapped around three elevations of the warehouse portion. Using a repetitive pattern reduced production costs.

Phase II will add another 26,000m2 to the Distribution Centre. Once completed, the facility will be 650m long on 7.7ha.