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New Crozier HQ will be nod to town’s shipbuilding past

New head office for Collingwood-founded engineering firm will be built at 380 First St. with expected completion by fall of 2024
An artist's rendering for the Crozier Consulting Engineers proposed three-storey head office building for 380 First St.

A new office building being built on First Street will pay tribute to Collingwood’s shipbuilding history.

C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. officially announced this week their plans to build a new head office at 380 First Street in Collingwood, which is slated to be complete in the fall of 2024.

“This new office will support the firm’s continued growth and further expand our longstanding presence in Collingwood, where Crozier was founded in 2004,” said Chris Crozier, founder and chief executive officer of Crozier, in a news release.

The 2,000-square-metre three-storey building will be built by developer Nutak Holdings Ltd.

The new building is planned to incorporate sustainable and plant/tree elements including a mass timber structure as a nod to Collingwood’s shipbuilding history, green walls, trees, an abundance of natural light, and an expansive atrium featuring a grand staircase to serve as the building’s central hub.

The property will include 60 surface parking spaces and bicycle parking. The outdoor space will include a rooftop terrace with natural green space that will showcase the firm’s research initiatives including stormwater management and building aeration systems, states the Crozier news release.

The project last came before council in October 2022 when it was granted a site plan control agreement for the property. The project was granted an interim control bylaw exemption on March 21, 2022, to allocate water and wastewater to the site.

“It is expected that the owner will be signing the site plan agreement shortly,” said Nathan Wukasch, senior planner with the town, in an email this week. A building permit can be applied for once the site plan is registered. 

According to the news release, the new space will feature sustainable design with innovative collaboration spaces.

“We are excited to announce a world-class office building that will serve as our national headquarters and showcase excellence in engineering and design in an inspiring, modern workspace,” said Crozier.

C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. is a consulting firm which provides services in civil, water resources, transportation, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, complemented by hydrogeology, environmental consulting, landscape architecture, and building science services.

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