Calgary’s largest manufacturing plant being transformed into S.E. business park

Posted on February 5, 2014, by icon

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CALGARY – When Vancouver real estate developer Michael Hungerford first saw the massive former Haworth building which was for sale in Calgary, he had one initial thought.

“This is a building that has an impressive first impression,” he said, of the structure which was originally built by Calgary entrepreneur Mogens Smed. “It’s got quality literally dripping from it. There was no expense spared in the design and the quality of it. So my first reaction was this is a sleeping giant if you will. This is a real opportunity that somebody with some passion and some vision can really exploit and that’s what we’re doing.”

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SMED building undergoing makeover

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It was once one of Calgary’s biggest buildings, but it’s been mostly vacant for the past four years. That’s about to change. The SMED manufacturing plant is undergoing a huge makeover, to take advantage of a growing industry. Doug Vaessen got inside for an exclusive look.

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