Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Central Winnipeg

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344 Dufferin Ave   Winnipeg, MB R2W4E3
(On the corner of Dufferin Ave next to RB Russell School)

(204) 815-5323

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Heures d’ouverture

  • Du lundi au jeudi : de 7 h a.m. à 7 h p.m.
  • Vendredi : de 7 h a.m. à 8 h p.m.
  • Samedi : de 7 h a.m. à 7 h p.m.
  • Dimanche : de 9 h a.m. 5 h p.m.

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(204) 815-5323

344 Dufferin Ave
Winnipeg, MB R2W4E3
(On the corner of Dufferin Ave next to RB Russell School)

Services dans cet établissement :

Heures d’ouverture

  • Du lundi au jeudi : de 7 h a.m. à 7 h p.m.
  • Vendredi : de 7 h a.m. à 8 h p.m.
  • Samedi : de 7 h a.m. à 7 h p.m.
  • Dimanche : de 9 h a.m. 5 h p.m.
  • Inspection gratuite du remorquage
  • Retour client 24 heures
Établissement se consacrant à la récupération adaptative.

Adaptive Reuse in Winnipeg, MB at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Central Winnipeg

Histoire du bâtiment

The MacDonald Brothers had nothing to do with a famous fast-food chain with a similar moniker, but they did build a legacy in the sheet metal industry. It started out with the three brothers, Jim, Grant, and Edwin born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Eventually, the three brothers made their way west to the United States. Jim became involved in the sheet metal industry early on, founding a business with a partner in 1904. This led to the creation of MacDonald Brothers Sheet Metal and Roofing Limited. During this time, Grant also became keen on studying aircraft through observation. Grant befriended several aircraft pilots, and it was not long before they were familiar with his family's sheet metal shop. They asked for his help with floats and other repairs which soon got him involved in aircraft maintenance procedures. 

It was decided by the brothers that separating the sheet metal business and aircraft operation was the best decision for operations. In 1930, MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Limited was established right behind the sheet metal shop on Robinson Street. Grant's charisma allowed him to have a big role in organizing the Aircraft Operators and Manufacturers Association formed in 1936. The company flourished from the gained experience, technique, and growing circle of supportive friends. This let the MacDonald Brothers Aircraft become an important component in the Commonwealth Air Training Program. A new government-established Anson aircraft assembly and maintenance plant was managed by a company in Winnipeg. Even during the war, this organization led by Grant had a reputation for resilience. 

The other brothers, Jim and Edwin, were both partners and directors of the aircraft plant. The wartime demands resulted in the aircraft work being moved to a different site next to the airport. Grant was the general manager and president of the of the aircraft company, and Jim was the president of the sheet metal and roofing business while Edwin helped manage. The first Anson V Trainer aircraft was assembled by the MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Ltd. With the closing of wartime programs, Anson manufacturing came to an end in 1945. The decision was then made to maintain aircraft company activity solely at the airport. The building downtown on Robinson Street was turned over to the Sheet Metal company. Many people were employed at the aircraft plant after the war. The MacDonald Brothers successfully restructured their business and diversified their offerings post war.  

Grant MacDonald passed away at 62, leaving his younger brother, Edwin, to take over as president of both the sheet metal company and the aircraft company. After five years of Edwin being president, MacDonald Bros. Aircraft was sold to Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd.pf England. When the parent Bristol company in England had a change in ownership, the Bristol Winnipeg organization was turned into a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Limited in 1966. A little over thirty years later, Magellan Aerospace acquired Bristol Aerospace (Winnipeg). The powerful team of brothers made an everlasting impact on Winnipeg as an important aviation and aerospace center of excellence. 

The MacDonald Bros. Sheet Metal Ltd. was built in 1914 and U-Haul acquired the property in 2017. La réutilisation adaptative des bâtiments permet à U-Haul de promouvoir l'aménagement intercalaire pour répondre aux besoins des citoyens tout en préservant les ressources naturelles et les terrains normalement nécessaires à une construction neuve. La réutilisation adaptative permet également de concentrer les ressources sur l'intégration d'éléments respectueux de l'environnement dans le bâtiment existant plutôt que de créer des déchets par la démolition et d'utiliser des ressources précieuses pour de nouvelles constructions.

Impact environnemental

Au service des clients depuis 2017, cet emplacement a été construit par réutilisation adaptative d'un bâtiment abandonné. Adaptive reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site: 

  • 631 tonnes of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 1,363 tonnes of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 2,029 tonnes of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Winnipeg community:

  • 1,527,769 KG greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Production de l'acier La fabrication et le transport de 696 tonnes (631 tonnes métriques) d'acier ont été évités à ce jour

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Energie Des économies de 0 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Béton Coulage de 1 502 tonnes (1 363 tonnes) de nouveau béton évité à ce jour.

  • Émissions de CO2

    Émissions 3 368 157 lb (1 527 786 kgs) d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont été évitées

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement 2 237 lb (2 030 kg) de débris de construction ont été évitées

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