This year as COPPLEY LTD. celebrates its 135th anniversary, they will be relocating their 4-building operation into one modern facility. The new building will be located at 107 MacNab St. N., down the street from their current location in downtown Hamilton. Coppley will streamline their operations, creating a more efficient and environmentally sustainable footprint within the City of Hamilton.
Founded in 1883, Coppley has a rich history in Canadian men’s tailoring. Starting in the 1990’s, they revolutionized the tailored clothing industry’s way of doing business by delivering made-to-measure suits within seven working days – faster than many tailors could do alterations. Coppley has re-engineered the custom suit standard and created a competitive advantage.
Together with mcCallumSather architects and Blacks Point Development the project has been designed to ensure Coppley’s momentum is sustained. The building will maximize the use of space on the site, making processing and manufacturing methods more efficient, while respecting the streetscape by encouraging pedestrian activity and incorporating engaging landscaping along Cannon Street. Coppley will provide employees with improved workspaces in a comfortable and modernized environment where staff can work together collaboratively as a team. This design will also allow for future expansion to provide long-term sustainability for the company and for valued Coppley retailers.
The craftspeople at the heart of the company formed the inspiration for our design. Suiting, patternmaking, layering and stitches are reflected in the final design as well as detailing of how different and complementary materials come together in this mixed urban environment. The materials used in the design are layered to allude to the fabric of a suit and to provide a dynamic quality to the façade. Demolition on the MacNab Street North site has begun, and completion of the new building is estimated to be between 18 to 24 months.