Oxford Properties Group says it has launched what it says is the largest office development under-way in Vancouver, a 540,000 sq. ft. project at 1133 Melville.
With demolition already underway on site, construction of “The Stack” is set to start in the first quarter of 2019 for completion in in the first quarter of 2022. It will add much needed supply to
Rising 530 feet, Oxford says the structure designed by James Cheng Architects and Adamson Associates Architects will become the tallest commercial tower in downtown Vancouver..
“With The Stack now launched, we’re adding significant and much-needed new supply to Vancouver’s extremely tight office market and to accommodate the city’s economic growth,” said Chuck We, vice-president of office at Oxford. “The Stack is one of the most-forward thinking office projects in Vancouver. Not only does it break new ground by incorporating employee wellness into the fabric of its design through its use of natural light, outdoor space and cycling amenities, we’re future-proofing the building with the adoption of Smart Building technology and multi-modal transportation options.”
The building will targret LEED Platinum status and is one of only two high-rise towers in Canada to be part of the Net Zero Carbon pilot. To encourage cycling to work and employee wellness, The Stack also features club-quality fitness and cycling facilities, including 250 bike stalls located at ground level, changing rooms and showers with towel service to provide a first-class end of trip experience. The building also features a dedicated drop-off zone with porte-cochère to facilitate passenger delivery via potential ride-sharing providers and, in the future, autonomous vehicles.