Fortress selects EllisDon as builder for SkyCity Centre Winnipeg

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SkyCity Centre Winnipeg planned for 45 storeys in Downtown Winnipeg (CNW Group/Fortress Real Developments)

Fortress Real Developments says it has awarded EllisDon the contract to build the 45-storey mixed-use SkyCity Centre, a condo and office tower in downtown Winnipeg. When completed, it will be Manitoba’s tallest building.

“When we launched this project we knew we had to work with one of the best to build it. EllisDon was at the top of our list knowing their capacity, expertise and track record,” Fortress chief operating officer Vince Petrozza said in a statement. “We have worked with them in other markets and believe they are the right team to bring this iconic tower to life.”

“Ellis Don is thrilled to be joining the SkyCity team. Fortress and Kirkor Architects have designed a striking tower, and we are excited to bring our vast experience to this signature building in downtown Winnipeg,” said EllisDon vice-president Jamie Whaley.

SkyCity obtained excavation permits in early 2016 and began working towards construction drawings. The development team has been working closely with the builder to remain on track to start construction in the spring of 2017.

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