The interior rejuvenation of the 11-storey Lord Elgin Hotel required the demolition and complete upgrade to all 355 suites in the hotel, including 10 corridors and 7 boardrooms. Carried out on a floor by floor basis, the work was completed while the hotel remained in full operation, both above and below the construction zones.
Initially, the goal was to have the hotel turned over to the client in May of 2017, in time for the start of Canada 150 celebrations. Careful analysis of sequencing, and flow of trade through the optimal number of suites, led us to push for a more aggressive schedule. Lundy completed the work at the end of January 2017, turning the building over three months ahead of the original schedule.
Due to the age of the hotel, our team completed daily audits of as-built conditions, adjusting to unique requirements of this landmark building, while minimizing the impact to the project budget. Face to face communications with the hotel managers and maintenance teams occurred daily, if not hourly, to ensure that construction activities did not disrupt ongoing hotel operations.