New 36-storey tower to join Calgary's skyline
By Jenna McMurray, Calgary Sun | Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Construction on a massive office tower in Calgary’s core will soon be underway.
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. Wednesday announced work will begin in May on Calgary City Centre Phase 1, a 36-storey, 853,032 sq.-ft. tower with a retail podium and five levels of underground parking.
The Phase 1 tower is part of a larger project that will eventually cover a full city block at 2 St. and 3 Ave. S.W.
“Calgary City Centre is about city building,” said Wayne Barwise, executive vice-president, development with the company.
“We are transforming a significant business precinct of the city by connecting four city blocks with three Plus-15 bridges.
“Our mixed use development will create a vibrant and active streetscape with office, retail, residential, dining and hotel facilities.”
The tower, designed by Zeidler BKDI Architects and being constructed primarily by PCL Constructors Inc., is a LEED Gold Core and Shell, Premium AA building.
Its second floor will be connected to three nearby locales — Livingston Place, Devon Tower and Jamieson — via Plus-15 walkway.
The parkade will include 632 stalls, bicycle lockers and showers.
Future construction on Calgary City Centre will see the addition of a 5-star hotel and luxury condos.
Pre-leasing for the tower is already underway with the first tenant occupancy slated for March 2016.
Cost details of the project and a full time line have not been released.
A concept rendering of the 36-storey Calgary City Centre Phase 1.