Buildings That Work
WSP has assisted with the design and redevelopment of major retail spaces across Canada. From stand-alone stores to multi-shop complexes, we help clients strategically manage their building performance, capital repair projects and operating costs. For retailers, this equates to better sales per square foot.
Small Additions, Big Results
Our specialized building repair and renewal team is dedicated to providing addition and renovation services to meet all of our retail clients’ needs. We have experience with all types of retail building projects, including interior fit-outs, building additions, seismic restrain design and upgrades, roof assessments and feasibility studies.
Optimizing Parking Decks
Parking facilities are an important amenity for retail operations. The impact of lost parking is dramatic: Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre estimates that it loses up to $600/hour during the Christmas period for every lost parking space. By using our restoration expertise to optimize parking facilities, we play a key role in keeping business booming at some of Canada’s busiest retail and trade destinations.
Greening Retail Centres
WSP has helped Canadian retailers, such as Sherway Gardens Mall in Toronto, green their spaces by providing sustainability and energy services as well as LEED project management.
Footfall Analysis for Decision Making
We help developers optimize their portfolios by advising on footfall, rental values, energy-saving strategies and by developing maintenance contracts.
The traditional rental model for shopping centres was based on turnover, but today’s customers are more likely to browse before taking advantage of competitive prices online. Even though the volumes of people might be increasing, revenues in shops are falling.
To help developers understand how people move around their shopping centres, we have developed a model to study footfall. We help developers to decide what they need to do to get the right footfall in the right places.
Energy-Efficient Solutions for Retail
Retail spaces consume a lot of energy and, with the introduction of climate change, challenges and new energy regulations, developers are re-evaluating their portfolios. Our environmental, building services and utilities teams work closely together to ensure that existing shopping centres are meeting the standards and making important energy savings.