The Breithaupt Block is an award winning adaptive re-use office development located in Kitchener’s Innovation District. Originally built for rubber manufacturing in the early 1900’s, which evolved into car part production in the 1950’s, Perimeter acquired the property after production ceased. The buildings have been adaptively re-used and reinvented in phases, the first of which involved the restoration and revitalization of 130,000 SF of unique brick and beam office space. The second phase included a 3 storey glass box addition to a 1950’s-era 2 storey industrial building to create 100,000 SF of first class LEED Gold office space. The two phases of the project have been linked by a glass skybridge. The Breithaupt Block is now home to Google’s largest Canadian office.
The project has received two prestigious industry awards, including a REX award for Office Project of the Year, as well as a Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award for Best Brownfield Redevelopment Project.
The Breithaupt Block is a joint venture between Perimeter and Allied Properties REIT.