Thirty-one storey office tower proposed for downtown Vancouver

Dated: January 12 2019

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Thirty-one storey office tower proposed for downtown Vancouver

Application filed for architecturally striking building to replace 15-storey tower in Coal Harbour financial district

Another office tower could be coming to downtown Vancouver.

A rezoning application has been filed for a 31-storey office building at 1166 West Pender St. between Bute and Thurlow streets in Coal Harbour.

 
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The rezoning application for the development project, involving Integral Group, Reliance Properties and IBI Group Architects, goes to open house Jan. 22.

The application is being considered under the City of Vancouver’s Rezoning Policy for the Central Business District (CBD) and CBD Shoulder. The building would replace an existing 15-storey office tower.

 

Rendering of view looking east down Pender Street.
Rendering of view looking east down Pender Street.

 

Plans feature a building height of 118.1 metres, a total floor area of 32,417 square feet, a floor space ratio of 18.73, ground-level commerce space, 29 levels of office space and six levels of underground parking that includes 199 vehicle parking stalls and 198 bicycle spaces. The applicant describes the site as "constrained" and that the "shape and form of the tower are directly informed by the surrounding buildings and the limitations of the site."

The open house is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Garibaldi room of Hotel Blue Horizon at 1225 Robson St.

Organizations such as the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and CBRE, a commercial real estate firm, have highlighted the need for more office space downtown.

According to City of Vancouver statistics for quarter three of 2018, there were five office project applications of more than 50,000 square feet (or seven storeys and above) under review, three approved, and seven under construction. The total office space for the fifteen projects cited is 4,341,000.

The seven buildings under construction include:

  • 1133 Melville St.: 36-storey tower, which will be the tallest office building in downtown Vancouver when it’s completed in 2022 (650,000 square feet)
  • 753 Seymour St.: a 32-storey tower (384,619 square feet)
  • 1290 Burrard St.: a 15-storey building (260,000 square feet)
  • 601 West Hastings St.: a 25-storey building (227,000 square feet)
  • 1410 Granville St.
  • 155 Water St.: a seven-storey building (67,800 square feet)

The city shows the locations and summary information for office developments that include 20,000 square feet or more of office space in the “Metro core” of Vancouver HERE.

Renderings for 1166 West Pender St:

Rendering of view looking west down Pender Street.
Rendering of proposed building at 1166 West Pender St.. View looking west down Pender.

 

North east corner of site.
Rendering of the north east corner of site at 1166 West Pender St.

 

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