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Old Posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:50 PM
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Royal Brick Works - 19-25 John Street South

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal...o&tab=overview

Here is the website. Click download the PDF to view renders. Looks sharp.

http://royalbrickworks.com

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Old Posted Mar 26, 2015, 12:55 PM
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Looks great. I've seen them working on this the last few days...the entire back of the building has been demolished so the renos are happening as we speak and look very extensive.

Now we just need someone to do something with the Hamilton Grand site. It's such an eyesore and such prime real estate.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2015, 3:40 PM
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I was wondering about this project the other day, looks like it's had a name change and a change of ownership. Here's the original thread - Royal Court | ? | 5 fl | Approved

The old website is still up with the original renderings - royalcourt.ca




Side note - The Hamilton section is starting to get a little unorganized with a bunch of new threads not following the proper naming format. So... I'm just gonna leave this here

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Thread naming convention: NAME | HEIGHT | FLOORS | STATUS

Each project in this section should have its own thread, and please use the following syntax for creating new project threads:

NAME | HEIGHT | FLOORS | STATUS

NAME - full project name
HEIGHT - the building's height in meters
FLOORS - the floor count of the building
STATUS - U/C, Proposed, Approved, Completed


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Project A | 197m | 60 fl | U/C

Project B | xx m | 58 fl | Proposed

Project C | 116m | 37 fl | Approved
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Royal Brick Works Pre-Construction Open House
Ambitious Realty Advisors Inc., Brokerage
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/royal-b...ts-16712531632
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Old brick Victorian getting royal treatment

Hamilton Spectator
By Mark McNeil


The vacant Victorian era building has a long way to go before it becomes remotely 'royal,' but developers of the new Royal Brick Works project on John Street South believe they have a winning plan for modern offices and commercial space.

The building between King and Main, at various times a butcher business, bowling alley and thrift store before lying vacant for several years, has four storeys, each with 7,000 square feet of space, and long exterior walls of exposed brick.

The "Royal" moniker comes from its proximity to the Royal Connaught, which is just around the corner.

Developers and realtors behind the project hosted a pre-construction open house Wednesday to announce their plans and feel out the market for tenants.

"The downtown core is changing quickly. There is no need to have buildings of this nature sitting empty," said Derek Doyle, a broker and partner with Ambitious Realty Advisors, which is working with the developer, Yoke Group Inc.

Anthony Quattrociocchi of Yoke says the development company is looking at maintaining the exposed brick as part of giant open-concept work spaces. They also plan to create a fifth floor with a glass ceiling that might find use as a spa or health club.

"I see a lot of opportunity to bring young professionals into the downtown core. They are more urbanized than their parents. They're looking for urban places to live and work," he said.

"We are trying to accomplish that by taking old buildings and putting a modern twist on them that will, hopefully, generate interest for new companies to come into the downtown and create jobs."

A strong possibility for a tenant, he said, would be a law office. The building is directly across the street from the John Sopinka Courthouse.

Glen Norton, manager of urban renewal for the city, was enthusiastic about the project "but the tough part is it doesn't have parking."

Quattrociocchi admits that might deter some. But he believes as the downtown evolves, there will be less demand for parking as workplaces are staffed with young urban professionals who use public transit, walk and cycle to get to work.

Coun. Jason Farr said he was impressed with the presentation and the "young people who are taking on a pretty important task and using their enthusiasm for all things downtown.

"It's all part of the momentum that is building downtown."

He said he especially liked how the people behind the project wanted to reach out into the community for ideas about the most suitable tenants.

Construction will begin soon, said Doyle.




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http://www.thespec.com/news-story/55...yal-treatment/
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2015, 2:56 PM
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I think the highlight of that public consulatation meeting they put on was listening to Jason Farr whisper to Chad Collins; "Where the hell is the news? Just the Spectator is here? We'll stay until they interview us."
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We are welcoming a new restaurant to the #HamOnt core. #StayTuned for more details! #RoyalRevival @RoyalConnaught_



https://twitter.com/royalbrickworks/...09343632543744
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2015, 11:09 PM
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Royal Brick Works - Rendering



Source, Royal Brick Works Facebook Page (here)
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2015, 11:40 PM
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I hope they don't do grey brick but rather RED. It would look a million times better!
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2015, 12:25 AM
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I hope they don't do grey brick but rather RED. It would look a million times better!
I second that! Gray has it's place, maybe accents, but overall, red would be a whole lot more vibrant.
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I don't expect they will be changing the existing brick work in any way. They will just clean it up the brick work on the main building and place cladding along the south annex after opening up its second floor with a window. The added floor looks like it will get a stucco finish accented to match the cladding on the annex.
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Looks tremendous!
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What do you mean? The current bricks are a yellow colour and the rendering depicts a grey colour.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2015, 6:51 AM
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I've been told by a friend who works for Red Brick/Ambitious that an architect for the building hasn't been finalized yet, and this render is simply a "what could be" render.
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Needs more colour, in my opinion. I'd like to see that large wall on the south portion be dedicated to making an impact on the street, something like this

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I was thinking that the logos of the companies/businesses that would work there would be appropriate for that blank wall.
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Stupendously bland for a blue-sky render, but the cobblestone John Street is a nice touch.

Speaking of creative liberties, the Connaught's western facade IRL is considerably more ornate (and the frontage of 19-25 more treed).
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From their FaceBook page today.

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We're happy to share that 20% of Royal Brick Works is officially leased! The ground floor will welcome 7000 square feet of delicious! If you're interested in leasing any of the few remaining floors of this bricked beauty, be sure to contact Ambitious Realty Advisors Inc., Brokerage.
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From their FaceBook page today.

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We have a huge announcement coming next week from Yoke Group Inc. and Red Brick Rentals. Are you ready for this Hamilton?!
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