• PROJECT NAME: Secure Shred Facility Fit-out
  • CONTRACT VALUE: $1,700,000
  • PROJECT SIZE: 45,000 sq. ft
  • DURATION: 4 months
  • OWNER: Iron Mountain Inc
  • DESIGN CONSULTANT: Architectural Design Group
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Stipulated Sum

Compass was contracted to transform an industrial warehouse into a state-of -the-art secure paper shredding facility.


Prior to renovations, the 45,000 square foot space was empty and consisted only of “shell” space.  Over the next 6 months, Compass transformed the building into a modern facility housing $3,500,000 worth of paper shredding and bailing equipment as well as high end offices. On an exterior portion of the site, Compass created a fenced compound to secure trucks and trailers complete with video surveillance, lighting, card access and motorized entry gate.


The success of this project results primarily from the excellent communication and coordination provided by the Compass team. As Iron Mountain is an American corporation, many of the sub-trades and suppliers were based in the US.  Careful planning, integration and coordination between local and American sub-trades, authorities and consultants was necessary. Compass’s operations team took the lead in integrating the machinery component requirements, final layouts, mechanical and electrical services and connections and even the training of the end users of the facility.


Compass was able to complete this project ahead of schedule, allowing Iron Mountain to begin shredding 60 tons of paper daily sooner than anticipated. Now the facility has a sophisticated security system which allows for the secure handling and shredding of sensitive documents from government and commercial clients.


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