Hamilton, ON

McMaster Innovation Park – The Glass Warehouse & Building 606

Located on the McMaster Innovation Park campus at 606 Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton, Ontario, Building 606 and the Glass Warehouse formed part of the former Westinghouse Corporation factory that previously occupied the site.

In 2019, integrated design firm mcCallumSather, began working with McMaster Innovation Park to conduct a feasibility study on the vision for this 350,000 SF historic adaptive reuse project. The study intended to evaluate the options of this culturally important building and determine the implications of a retrofit of this structure to house commercial scale science and technology, in addition to multiple collaborative and social uses.

Building 606 is a reinforced concrete-framed structure with four floors and a roof slab, the space is vast and flooded with natural light. The concrete columns and perimeter beams are exposed, with bands of windows and brick masonry infill in the bays. The Glass Warehouse extends to the North of Building 606. The structure is comprised of four main bays, each aligned in a North-South axis. Each bay is framed with steel columns supporting impressive roof trusses that spans the full width of each bay.

McMaster Innovation Park recently released plans for their campus Master Plan which at full build-out will encompass 2.5 million square feet of purpose-built facilities dedicated to innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Read more on our project page.

Project Link

mcmasterinnovationpark.ca

Services

Architecture, Conservation + Heritage, Laboratory Consultation, Mechanical Engineering

Sectors

Administration, Commercial, Corporate Commercial, Institutional, Science & Research

Team Leaders

Drew Hauser
Christina Karney
Mary Georgious

Partners & sub consultants

MTE - Civil Engineering
Seguin Engineering – Electrical Engineering
GSP Group Inc. – Planning
LNG Studios - Visualizations

Size

350,000 SQ. FT.