Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials Survey, Structural Conditions Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment

Project Details
  • Location
    Brantford, ON
  • Project Contact
    • Muin Husain
  • Client
    The Corporation of the City of Brantford (City of Brantford)
  • Completion

    2012

To assist with the ongoing management of the Greenwich – Mohawk Brownfield site, Cole Engineering was retained by the City of Brantford to complete a Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials Survey (DSHMS), Structural Conditions Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment of existing vacant buildings comprising the former Massey-Ferguson operation.

Project Highlights

To assist with the ongoing management of the Greenwich – Mohawk Brownfield site, Cole Engineering was retained by the City of Brantford to complete a Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials Survey (DSHMS), Structural Conditions Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment of existing vacant buildings comprising the former Massey-Ferguson operation. The DSHMS was completed for more than twenty buildings throughout the site, while the Structural Conditions and Heritage Impact Assessments were completed for 5 buildings identified as having potential heritage value to determine the feasibility of their adaptive reuse. The study involved the completion of comprehensive surveys and associated reporting, cost estimations for adaptive reuse, and presentations to the Brantford Heritage and Brownfields Community Advisory Committees as well as City Council.  The 50-acre property and its buildings, located in southeast Brantford, are recognized nationally by Parks Canada as significant resources representing the unique manufacturing heritage of Brantford and agricultural producion for the country as a whole, with two buildings having Ontario Heritage Act designation. This work represented a key component in the initial phases of the site’s redevelopment.