AstraZeneca Canadian Business Centre

Mississauga, Ontario
Client:
AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
Size:
21,000 m2 | 226,000 ft2 (Phase 1)
5,110 m2 | 55,000 ft2 (Phase 2)
Completion:
2001
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

The WZMH master plan for the Canadian headquarters campus for this global pharmaceutical company included manufacturing and distribution warehouse facilities located in a number of buildings and a new administrative facility to accommodate staffing projections through 2020.

Phase 1 of the Canadian Business Centre project involved the consolidation and expansion of on-site administrative functions into a five-storey building that includes a large full-height central atrium. This building is linked to an existing multi-use building by means of a two-storey galleria that serves as an interior amenity and circulation space, as well as a visitor reception area. A one-storey glazed walkway provided weather-protected access to the manufacturing building.

Phase 2 incorporated three major components in a single consolidated facility: a Cafeteria/Servery; Fitness/Wellness Centre; and Auditorium/Conference Centre.. The curved, playful forms of the new facility, combined with the light, silver-coloured metal panels and large glass surfaces continues the precedent established in Phase 1.