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Pacific Centre office and retail expansion plans revealed

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Oct 02, 2012 9:02 am

Cadillac Fairview, owners of Pacific Centre are set to undertake a
 multi‐million
dollar
redevelopment
 of
the
 existing SEARS building
 to accommodate
 the 
arrival
of
Nordstrom,
 while
creating
new
 retail
and
commercial
mixed‐
use
 space. We’ve already talked about Nordstrom to death (click to view the plans for Nordstrom Vancouver), now we take a look at the office and lower level retail portion.

“This
 is
an
extremely
 exciting
 stage
in
our
evolution,”
says
Tom
 Knoepfel,
 Senior
Vice President
and
 Portfolio
Manager,
Cadillac
Fairview.
 “These
plans
reinforce
Pacific
Centre’s reputation
 as
downtown
 Vancouver’s
pre‐eminent
mixed‐use
p roperty. Pacific
 Centre
will span from
Pender
 Street  all
the
 way
 to
our
 new
 entrance
 on
the
corner
of
 Robson
and Granville.
This
will
be a
 key
factor
in the
centre’s continued
success.”

The
building’s
 shell
 will
remain, but
the
 structure
 will
 feature
a
 new
 exterior
design
as
part of
 Nordstrom’s arrival
and
 be
re‐clad
 in
 glass.
Nordstrom
 will
occupy
 230,000
 square
feet (The largest store in Canada) on
three
floors,
including
the
 street
level.
A  new
 48,000
 square
foot
 multi‐tenant
retail space
will
be
 built
 on
 the
lower
mall level,
 and the
top
four
 levels
of
the
building
will
 be converted
 to
 280,000
 square
feet
of
AAA
class
office
space. The
project
 is
targeting
 LEED Certification
under
the
LEED:
Core
&
Shell
Program.

Pacific Centre Office Floor Renders

Corner Office Pacific Centre

Pacific Centre retail expansion

Pacific Centre retail expansion

The
office
space
is
comprised
 of
f 70,000
 square
 foot
 floor
plates with 17‐foot ceilings, slab
 to
slab.
 It
 will
 also
offer
 two
 atriums and a
 landscaped
roof‐top
amenity.
 The
 space
sits atop
Pacific
Centre
 with
interior
access
 to: SkyTrain
 and
Canada
 Line, 
six office
towers, and the Four
Seasons
Hotel.

“There
is
no other
 office
space
like
this
in
the
downtown
 core,” continues
 Knoepfel.
 “These are
 very
 large
floor
plates
which
 are
 not
 currently
available
 in
the
heart
of
the
city.
 They will be
attractive
to
businesses
who
 would
not
normally
 consider
 downtown
 due
 to
 the lack
of
 floor
plate
space.”

The
project
 was
designed
by
James
 K.
M.
Cheng
 and
the
contractor
 is
the
 Ledcor
Group. Callison
 will
 serve
as
the
architect
for
 the
 Nordstrom
 space
 and
is
consulting
 with
James
 K. M.
Cheng
 as
part
 of
the
project
design
process.
Construction
is
 scheduled
to
 begin
 in November
and
will
take
 18
 to 24
 months
to
complete.

New
 retail
stores
on
the
lower
level are
expected
 to
 open
 in
late
2014 while Nordstrom
 and
the
office
 space are
to open
in
2015.

Main image: OfficeDweller at SSP.com

All other images courtesy of CF


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