In the heart of the Exchange District of Winnipeg Manitoba, the Grain Exchange Building is a historic landmark of yesteryear, and a thriving hub of business and commerce in the new millennium.
The Grain Exchange Building has been a landmark in the commercial life of Winnipeg and Western Canada since the turn of the century and continues to play an important role in the Downtown office market today.
One of the city's largest office buildings, the Grain Exchange Building occupies a full city block and the ten stories contain over 250,000 square feet of office space.
Connected to the underground concourse system that links major offices, shops, restaurants and amenities of downtown Winnipeg.
The massive (26,600 square foot) floor plate is unusually large for a heritage building. Its size allows departments, divisions and companies to be contained on one floor without undesirable fracturing. This enables staff to work more efficiently and provides for maximum productivity.
The challenge of bringing light into the depth of the interior, a problem normally associated with large floor plates, is solved by the building's large light-giving interior atrium plunging completely to the main level. The light well provides light to the interior of the building, and simultaneously provides nearly double the amount of glazing to offices. The extensive exterior glazing provides a panoramic view of the downtown area, including the popular historic Forks and river development.