EDMONTON - This month ICE District Properties Joint Venture and global design firm Stantec celebrated the start of ICE District's newest skyscraper, Stantec Tower in Edmonton.
Once complete, this superstructure will become the tallest building in Edmonton and part of one of the largest mixed-use projects in Canada. Earlier this month, crews finished concrete pours for the foundation and above-grade construction has started.
The 66-storey tower will have 28 storeys of office space and approximately 481 residential units. It is set to open in two phases — fall 2018 for the office and fall 2019 for the residential component.
The building has been fully designed, engineered and project managed by Stantec.
The new tower will consolidate more than 1,700 Stantec employees into one centralized location in the heart of Edmonton's downtown revitalization project.
When the organization moves in fall 2018, Stantec will occupy 19 floors and close to 460,000 square feet of the new tower.
Targeting LEED Gold certification upon completion, Stantec Tower will be a state-of-the-art, 820-foot-high structure that will be an integral component of ICE District. Located at the corner of 102nd Street and 103rd Avenue, the tower will include iconic design elements, including a lobby that opens into the vibrant public plaza providing access to Rogers Place and Ford Hall.
"Stantec Tower will serve as a cornerstone structure within ICE District and its very magnitude will make the rest of the country take notice," said Glen Scott, senior vice-president, Real Estate, Katz Group in a statement.
Stantec's new headquarters will provide the organization with more space and increased proximity to the great amenities that ICE District has to offer.
"By relocating a significant number of employees to this new tower, Stantec is furthering our collaboration with ICE District," said Bob Gomes, president and CEO of Stantec.
"By being part of this process from the ground up we are confident this building will not only serve as an ideal workplace for our employees, but will also set a new standard for the design and development of buildings in Edmonton and beyond."
In addition to Stantec, the tower will also be home to PwC Canada and Dentons Canada LLP. ICE District will also be the future home of the Edmonton Oilers, Rogers Place, JW Marriott Edmonton, condominiums, retail space, restaurants, nightlife, a public plaza and more.