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One year to go until The Amazing Brentwood mega mall opens (PHOTOS)

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Kenneth Chan Apr 23, 2018 2:03 pm 9,510

Work is quickly progressing on The Amazing Brentwood ahead of its much-anticipated opening in the spring of 2019.

Construction photos taken on Friday show the project is taking shape, and this includes both the major new shopping mall and the complex’s first of many residential buildings.

In fact, the 614-ft-tall, 63-storey Tower ONE residential building ‘topped off’ earlier this month when the final concrete pour was made.

The tower is hard to miss in the emerging Brentwood Town Centre skyline in Burnaby. According to SHAPE, the local developer behind the redevelopment, which is Metro Vancouver’s current largest project. This skyscraper has 591 homes and is the fourth tallest building in the region – just narrowly behind Living Shangri-La, Trump Tower International Hotel & Tower Vancouver, and Solo Altus.

Tower ONE has now topped off:

The Amazing Brentwood Construction April 2018

Construction update of The Amazing Brentwood taken on April 20, 2018. (SHAPE Properties)

Tower ONE has 300 rental homes, 291 market homes, and its base includes a portion of the new shopping mall. Its residents will move in next year.

When all phases of the redevelopment on the 28-acre site are complete, there will about a dozen towers with a total of 10,500 homes – accounting for roughly a quarter of the approximate 40,000 homes planned for Brentwood.

The Amazing Brentwood and the emerging Brentwood Town Centre area:

Artistic rendering of The Amazing Brentwood. (SHAPE Properties)

Artistic rendering depicting the future residential developments in the Brentwood Town Centre area, including The Amazing Brentwood. (SHAPE Properties)

There will also be 1.1 million sq. ft. of office space and a significant one-acre plaza for events and gatherings.

The one-acre plaza at the core of the redevelopment:

Artistic rendering of The Amazing Brentwood’s central plaza. (SHAPE Properties)

The Amazing Brentwood Construction April 2018

Construction update of The Amazing Brentwood taken on April 20, 2018. (SHAPE Properties)

The Amazing Brentwood Construction April 2018

Construction update of The Amazing Brentwood taken on April 20, 2018. (SHAPE Properties)

Of course, the main attraction will be the new shopping mall, which is set to turn Brentwood into a regional destination when it opens next year.

Looking northeast from the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Willingdon Avenue:

Artistic rendering of The Amazing Brentwood from the corner of Lougheed Highway and Willingdon Avenue. (SHAPE Properties)

The Amazing Brentwood Construction April 2018

Construction update of The Amazing Brentwood taken on April 20, 2018. (SHAPE Properties)

The Amazing Brentwood Construction April 2018

Construction update of The Amazing Brentwood taken on April 20, 2018. (SHAPE Properties)

Few details have been made public about the new retail, although the developer previously announced it will have over 250 shops and restaurants. It has also partnered with L Catterton Real Estate, the real estate development division of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and its holding company Groupe Arnault, to turn The Amazing Brentwood into a mall with high-calibre architecture, public art, and world-renowned and luxury retail brands.

Cineplex will occupy the top level of the podium:

The Amazing Brentwood Construction April 2018

Construction update of The Amazing Brentwood taken on April 20, 2018. (SHAPE Properties)

Cineplex will be one of the mall’s anchor tenants, as the theatre company is building a massive 64,700 sq. ft. entertainment centre at the top level of the new mall complex. It will include a VIP cinema with five auditoriums and a special lounge area, plus a massive Rec Room – the new concept Playdium – with over 100 arcade games and simulators, a bowling alley, and dining options such as an upscale restaurant and sports bar.

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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