DaimlerChrysler Corporation
NS' Mini-Van Assembly Plant

Windsor, Ontario




$60 Million


1993 - 1995


450,000 s.f.

Chrysler Canada Ltd. decided to demolish the existing engine shop at the Chrysler Windsor Assembly Plant, and build a new body shop that is connected to the assembly plant. After the demolition, renovation and new construction was completed, the Windsor Assembly Plant produces the NS Model Mini-Van in both standard and extended versions. BEI provided all architectural and engineering services for the project. The design encompassed preparation of contract documents for the demolition and new construction. Over 600,000 s.f. of the existing engine building was demolished. The remaining 125,000 s.f. of the complex was renovated and converted into office space.

A portion of the existing Grand Marais Road Building was occupied by Chrysler Canada, the MIS Group and engineering departments. They were relocated to the new south end office. This renovated office facility includes administrative areas, computer rooms, a cafeteria and new rest room facilities. Converting the factory space into an office facility included a new raised access floor throughout, together with new suspended ceilings. In addition, BEI converted the existing plant hot air heating system to a "state-of-the-art" HVAC system.

BEI's engineering services for the 408,000 s.f. new body shop included a fire alarm, signal system and fire sprinkler system with all risers, valving, distribution piping system, etc. The hot water make-up air system has penthouse air handling units and distribution ductwork. In addition to the body shop, a new building contains a cafeteria and in-plant supervisor's office.

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