Spencer R. Higgins, Architect Incorporated

Highbury Complex London Ontario  
Demolition of Six Buildings using the DND 3R Sustainability Waste Management Strategy.  

The Highbury Complex was first established in the early 1940s for
assembly of military vehicles during World War II. Subsequent to the end of
World War II, the site was used by DND for vehicle maintenance and logistic
activities. The site was initially part of the Central Mechanization Depot (1946)
which also occupied 32.4 hectares of land. The buildings include a large steel
frame high bay factory (1940’s) , older masonry buildings (1940’s, 50’s), preengineered steel building, a gatehouse, and storage buildings..

The scope of work included the reparation of a comprehensive survey and analytical report on the type ofconstruction of the six buildings and the site, identifying elements in architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil disciplines that could be
re-used or diverted from waste sites by using 3R Waste Management Strategies.
Consultant team included the above disciplines and as well as environmental




Highbury Complex - Aerial View, London, Ontario - 2011
Highbury Complex, London, Ontario - Main Assembly Building - 2011