- Project Scope
- Interior Renovation / Change of Use
- Services Provided
- Full Architectural Services
- 175,000 sq. ft.
- Construction Value
- $20 million
- London, Ontario
Referred to as “one of the most ambitious urban regeneration projects in London Ontario’s history,” The Factory is truly a one of a kind project. This massive renovation / addition provided Southwestern Ontario with a wide variety of adventure and gaming experiences under one roof. The Factory houses North America’s largest indoor ropes course, a 25,000 sq. ft. trampoline park, party rooms, a children’s soft play area, electric go-karts, laser tag, escape rooms, virtual reality, arcades, and a restaurant.
In addition to the primary play areas, our team provided design direction for upgraded washrooms, change rooms, staff areas, and storage spaces.
Converting a legacy cereal processing plant into a world class amusement park presented its own exclusive set of challenges. When we first began, the existing spaces were filled with miles of steel structure, piping, and industrial items that made documentation of the existing as-built condition critical. Our team worked quickly to identify these conditions in 3D using BIM technology (Revit), ensuring that we would have a full comprehension of the existing facility. This 3D documentation process was paramount during the initial Structural and MEP sub-consultant coordination stages. Furthermore, the building model was used to assist with clash detection of all sub-consultant items. This level of detail provided the entire team with a trusted means to produce construction documents and create a built reality that supported the revised floor plan layouts and building program.
Today, The Factory stands as a monument to the growing number of creative and innovative spaces being designed and built in London, and is a staple to the increase in culture, recreation, and innovation being brought to London’s historic Old East Village.