Construction progressing on new Amazon office at old Canada Post building (PHOTOS)

Mar 29 2019, 10:34 pm

Construction crews are quickly hollowing out the old Canada Post building in downtown Vancouver for its redevelopment into The Post, a mixed-use complex that will house Amazon’s largest office in Vancouver.

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Photos taken earlier in the week show the progress of gutting the industrial-sized former post office building, which will see new floor plates within the existing structure and the rise of two new office towers on both the north and south ends of the complex.

The construction process began last fall, with the roof of the building at its ends removed, exposing the areas to allow for new tower additions.

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Construction progress on the Canada Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver on March 26, 2019. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

Construction progress on the Canada Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver on March 26, 2019. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Additionally, a multi-storey structure perched on the rooftop was fully deconstructed earlier this year. The heritage podium will be retained and restored as an integral component of the project.

There will be 1.13 million sq. ft. of office space, with at least 416,000 sq. ft. of office space to be used by Amazon for its expansion into the city. The tenants for the remaining office spaces have not been announced at this time.

Below the upper office levels will be 185,000 sq. ft. of retail space, including a mall-like retail concourse and a 50,000-sq-ft Loblaws City Market flagship grocery store.

Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

Construction progress on the Canada Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver on March 26, 2019. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

Construction progress on the Canada Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver on March 26, 2019. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

When the redevelopment is fully complete in 2023, it will provide employment spaces for over 7,000 people, including at least 3,000 jobs from Amazon.

Parking will be located within underground levels and within the upper podium levels — the floors between the retail levels and the office towers.

QuadReal Property Group is the developer behind the project, and Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership is the architect.

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January 2019 artistic rendering of The Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver. (QuadReal Property Group)

The Post Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

January 2019 artistic rendering of The Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver. (QuadReal Property Group)

The Post Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

January 2019 artistic rendering of The Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver. (QuadReal Property Group)

The Post Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

January 2019 artistic rendering of The Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver. (QuadReal Property Group)

The Post Canada Post redevelopment Vancouver

January 2019 diagram of The Post redevelopment in downtown Vancouver. (QuadReal Property Group)

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