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Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on GP Bikes Expansion in Whitby, Ontario

Ware Malcomb Provided Architecture and Civil Engineering Services

VAUGHAN, Ontario (February 15, 2024)Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on an expansion for GP Bikes, a motorsports retailer located in Whitby, Ontario. Ware Malcomb provided architecture and civil engineering services for the exterior renovation and a 6,000 square foot addition.

GP Bikes is one of Canada’s largest dealerships for motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles and E-bikes. The retailer also offers a wide selection of motorcycle and powersports apparel, gear, parts and accessories to prepare its customers for the open road, racetrack or trail.

“The project extended the first and second floors and allowed GP Bikes to expand their auto lineup to include BMW and Indian Motorcycles. Ware Malcomb designed their previous facility renovation back in 2011, and our team enjoyed returning to help this client realize its vision for continued growth,” says Frank Di Roma, Regional Vice President, Ware Malcomb.

In addition to adding square footage, the project included refreshing the exterior using black insulated metal panels (IMP) with a silver trim around all edges of the building and added a front entry canopy along the east side of the building. The team used horizontal silver corrugated metal siding to divide the front façade into two square proportions. The civil engineering team developed a grading plan encompassing the project site frontage, designed piles and footings to ensure adequate soil stabilization for the addition.

The initial project Ware Malcomb worked on with GP Bikes was in 2012 to convert a 30,000 square foot vacant squash court facility into the state-of-the-art retail dealership.

Ware Malcomb provides strategic design solutions to transform and modernize sites, exterior facades and spaces into relevant, functional and compliant environments. Delivering economic aesthetic and functional design improvements to make spaces and facilities more attractive for the current users and tie in with the existing surroundings.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, multifamily, retail, and public/institutional projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com.

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Vaughan, ON L4H 0R1 Canada


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