Acklands Grainger – Regional Distribution Facility

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Graham was the design-builder for this new 11,580 sq. m. (124,646 sq. ft.) distribution facility, which was built to replace Acklands Grainger’s existing facility in Saskatoon. The building is a single storey, pre-engineered steel structure on a 12-acre site. Site work included site preparation, relocation of electrical lines, drainage, exterior paving and concrete, and landscaping. The exterior walls of the warehouse are comprised of prefinished metal cladding with exposed vinyl faced R-20 insulation. The remaining sections of the building include a combination of split faced masonry units, curtain wall, and acrylic stucco.

The warehouse has a caged aerosol storage area, flammable liquids storage room, paint mix room, welding shop, 2 drive-in doors, 12 loading docks, and shipping/receiving/picking/packing operations with automated processes. The remainder of the ground floor includes the main office area, employee service areas, shipping/receiving office, and showroom. Above the main office area and showroom is a 1,152 sqm (12,400 sqft) mezzanine with additional office space. The building and site were designed to accommodate a future warehouse expansion of up to 10,033 sqm (108,000 sqft).

Contract Value


Prime Consultant

Robb Kullman Engineering LLP

Project Owner

Acklands Grainger, Inc. – Canada

Contract Format

Design Build

Completion Date

January 2012

Contract Duration

9 months