National Bank Trading Floor

The HIDI Group was engaged by WZMH Architects to provide electrical and communications services for the National Bank of Canada’s large new trading floor, in a space that once housed the main trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The project included 30,000 ft² of space on one large floor plate, including the column free trading floor shown above.

The scope of work included the construction of a new server room and a large central UPS and Blade Server technology for connecting the traders to the corporate trading data centre located in Barrie, Canada. A raised floor was constructed on the existing floor slab for power and communications cables. Each of the 177 traders is equipped with six data cables and four voice cables, as well as four quad electrical outlets. This trading floor uses dramatically less energy than a traditional trading floor because of the complete elimination of PC’s at each trader’s desk.

Completion Date: 2010