Vancouver Centre II
This 33-storey, 371,000 sq. ft. AAA office tower is an addition to the Vancouver Centre Complex, located at the southwest corner of Georgia and Seymour Streets.
Vancouver Centre II (VCII) is located just south of the existing Vancouver Centre I (VCI) office tower, requiring demolition of the existing parking structure in that location.The project creates a seamless integration between the new VCII and existing VCI towers with a shared entrance atrium and canopy that wraps around the corner from Georgia to Seymour streets.
The new building includes a shared parkade and new fitness facilities to serve occupants of both towers.
Seismic separation of the new and existing structures remains unnoticeable to building occupants.
All work for the project is to be completed while the existing VCI tower remains occupied.This required staging of work, including an unusual structural design involving the installation of two special piles to allow the existing loading dock to remain operational during excavation and construction of the new basement structure below it.The piles also serve as permanent columns supporting tower superstructure loads.
Vancouver Centre II is targeting WELL Certification as well as LEED® Platinum.
Building Structure Type
Office / High-Rise / Parking Facility - Below Grade / Mixed-Use / Parking Facility - Above Grade
GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects