Construction begins on Bentall's newest office tower in downtown Vancouver

Jul 2 2019, 8:05 pm

Site preparation is well underway for the future development of BentallGreenOak’s newest office tower in downtown Vancouver, next to the main Bentall Centre office complex.

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Crews began major demolition work for 1090 West Pender Street — the southeast corner of the intersection of Thurlow Street and West Pender Street — earlier in the spring for B6, also known as Bentall 6 tower.

BentallGreenOak is the new name of the company following Bentall Kennedy’s recent merger with GreenOak Real Estate.

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Demolition work at the site of B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver on June 21, 2019. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Designed by Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, the 403-ft-tall, 33-storey office building will create 562,000 sq. ft. of premium office space, making it one of the largest office space additions in the city during this current office building boom.

Its office plates will be relatively large, making it suitable for large companies and tech firms.

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2019 artistic rendering of 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

There will also be 7,863 sq. ft. of restaurant and retail space on the ground level, and 432 vehicle parking stalls within seven underground levels.

Significant tenant amenities are provided on the rooftops of the podium and tower, which includes a green roof.

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

“The massing of the building conforms to the heights of the site view cone parameters, celebrates its corner location and resolves the intersection of the two downtown street grids. The three storey podium continues the street massing of Pender Street and provides a receptacle for the singular form of the tower,” reads the architect’s description of the project.

“A canopy element visually holds these two forms together and provides weather protection and a statement of entry. All roofscapes are activated and accessible with two private roof terraces at the top and a larger roof terrace at level four, accessible to all tenants and associated with the building’ s overall amenity space offering. Triple glazing and glass solar shading are the major components of a high quality building envelope. The horizontal external expression recognizes and enhances the differing solar orientations and cardinal ‘gateway’ vistas that provide orientation of the building within the downtown core.”

At this time, the first 15 storeys of the tower are fully leased. Construction is set to finish by the second quarter of 2023.

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

B6 office tower Bentall Kennedy

Artistic of the B6 office tower at 1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / BentallGreenOak)

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