08 Oct Halifax Central Library
Smarter Spaces’ precursor, IPECC Inc., was the successful proponent in winning the public solicitation for Move Management Consultancy for relocating the existing Spring Garden Road (SGR) Memorial Library into the New Halifax Central Library. The Halifax Central Library is a new $57 million facility that opened fall 2014.
The old Memorial Library was 37,000 square feet over 4 floors. It housed approximately 164,000 items in the collection including books, journals, closed stacks and media, as well as furnishings, equipment, technology, telecommunications, staff files, and art and historical items.
The new Halifax Central Library includes both public, administrative and service areas. It is approximately 108,000 square feet and will be increasing the collection size by 60% to approximately 190,000 items.
As lead project manager, we were responsible for coordinating designers and furniture vendors for finish selections and order release, coordinating new furniture deliveries and installation, supporting client procurement services, managing commercial movers, coordinating with client IT primes, oversight of shelving installation, coordinating and the relocation management of all collections, equipment, deficiency resolution, surplus removals at the old Memorial Library post move.