Edmonton’s Stantec Tower has achieved its latest construction milestone as builders topped off the commercial level on what would become Western Canada’s tallest building upon completion.
Project developer ICE District Properties Joint Venture announced Nov. 17 that after 18 months of planning, the two-meter commercial level pour is now complete. The tower currently has 30 storeys and stands at half its expected height of 251 m. For stability, the tower is supported by an above ground slab made of 1,580,000 lbs. of reinforced steel and four 500,000 lbs. structural steel outriggers.
“This commercial level topping-off is an important milestone that recognizes the extensive work and meticulous planning that has gone into Stantec Tower,” said Katz Group Real Estate president Glen Scott. “It is an honour to be a part of a project that will shape the city of Edmonton and be an exemplary contribution to Edmonton’s skyline.”
“This pour, at the 30th storey, represents a feat of engineering and architecture which demonstrates the creativity that our Stantec employees bring to work in serving our communities every day,” said Gord Johnston, incoming chief executive officer at Stantec.
The project was designed by Stantec’s in-house team comprised by Daren Burns, Dean Kaardal, Bryanne Riley, David Woo, Lanny Flynn, Lisa Killaby and Matt Roper.
Completion of Stantec Tower is slated for the second quarter of 2018. The residential part of the development occupying the remaining 37 floors, SKY Residences, will be open for occupancy in 2019. More than 90 per cent of the tower is already leased.