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MIDTOWN PLAZA RENOVATION

Our firm assisted PCL-Maxam, A Joint Venture and the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. with a 3,500 sq.m. interior renovation to the Midtown Plaza Mall in Saskatoon.

Prior to the renovations, barrier-free access to the second level of this two level mall was provided by a single elevator/clock tower near the main entrance. This elevator was oriented with its back toward pedestrians entering the mall and did not do much to entice shoppers to the second level. An existing set of three elevators linked parkade levels with the main floor of the mall and the office tower above but did not stop at the mall's second level.

The client instructed SEPW Architecture Inc. to remove the elevator/clock tower and to replace it with a new escalator oriented to bring shoppers from the main entry directly up to the second level. To compensate for the loss of barrier-free accessibility, new doors were cut into the existing elevator shafts at the second level of the mall. Existing shops around this elevator core were removed and relocated to expanded retail units around the perimeter of the core, with the added benefit of enhancing views from one end of the mall to the other. New washrooms were also constructed at the second level to compensate for the loss of the existing washrooms when retail units were reorganized.

Midtown Plaza Renovation
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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