Retail Commercial

Honda Canada Headquarters Training & Distribution Centre

Markham, Canada

Designed in collaboration with HOK Architects, the new Honda Canada national headquarters 53-acre campus is located along Highway 404 in Markham’s West Development District. The Campus consists of a 138,000sf 4-storey office building, a 85,000sf Service Engineering/Training Maintenance Garage, Product Resource Centre with a secure compound for 70 test vehicles and a 226,000sf Parts Distribution Centre with 14-bay shipping receiving facility and the 910-car parking lot. A major national logistics centre for the global corporation, service engineering technical and maintenance training facilities, diverse product support as well as the research and development activities with over 50 automotive, diagnostic and service bays for various automotive, motorcycle and marine product lines.

Client

Honda Canada

Size

38,424 s.f. (Office Building)
87,310 s.f. (Training/Tech centre)
224,115 s.f. (Parts/Distribution Warehouse)
4 Storey Facility

Program

National Office
Product Distribution Centre
Operations on Site
HC Dealer Training Centre
HC Central Zone Office
HCFI

Sustainable Features

  • 40% MNEC
  • Natural ventilation
  • LEED Gold
  • Sunshades
  • Oriented on the grounds to optimize energy performance
  • Heating comes from underneath a raised floor to provide more efficient distribution and reduce energy consumption
  • Lighting system automatically adjusts according to how much natural light is already present in the building. It also turns off if no one is working on the floor
  • Rain water that runs off the warehouse roof is stored underground for use in irrigation
  • Rain water from parking lots is drained through bio filters before being released to public sewer systems
  • 50% of the wood used in construction came from sustainable sources
  • Over 8,000 plants, shrubs and trees have been planted

Awards

  • Honourable Mention: Commercial Design Environmental Design + Construction Magazine Excellence in Design Awards 
  • Award of Excellence, Design Leadership and Innovation, Sustainable Design, Markham Urban Design Awards 
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards of Excellence National Citation Award 

Articles

  • Honda Canada Campus” Don Procter, Award Magazine, June 2010
  • “HOK/ZAS to design Honda’s headquarters” Building Magazine, Jan 2008
  • “Driven by green principles” Jay Somerset, Globe and Mail, Feb 2008
  • “Honda Canada Breaks Ground For New Head Office Campus” Richard Jacobs, newswire.ca, Oct 2008
  • "Honda Breaks Ground," The Toronto Sun, Oct 2007
  • "Honda Canada Building Head Office Campus in Markham, Ontario," Yahoo! Finance, Aug 2007