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BENCH Railtown office space now complete

BENCH Railtown by Rendition Developments is now complete and leasing office space.

The six-storey office building in Railtown is located at 353 Railway Street and was constructed on a vacant lot. It looks out over the Port of Vancouver, and is one of several new office and light industrial buildings planned in the neighbourhood.

The newly-completed building has a clean and modern façade that contrasts nicely to the bright, blue sky on a sunny fall day.

Photos: BENCH Railtown now complete

Building frontage
Building frontage.
Street level
Street level.
Bench Railtown
Looking skyward.
Bench Railtown
Bench Railtown as photographed November 8, 2020.
Bench Railtown
Bench Railtown as photographed November 8, 2020.

Each office floor includes private balconies, and there is underground parking and bicycle storage. Floor plates range from 5,443 – 6,058 sq ft. and feature exposed concrete floors.

Ceiling heights are 16′ on the main level, and 14′ on floors two through six.

The building was designed by Gair Williamson Architects.

“With BENCH, we have set out to maintain the aesthetic of this beautiful industrial area and infuse it with advanced building and technological systems within a contemporary design that complements the original brick and mortar construction of the surrounding buildings,” said Gair Williamson.

Office space rendering
Rendering of the development at 353 Railway Street. Credit: Rendition Developments
Office space rendering
Rendering of the development at 353 Railway Street. Credit: Rendition Developments

Rendition Developments is the same development team behind The Maker Exchange, located just a few blocks east.

The company is keen on the area and thinks the projects will attract a wide range of tenants.

“I think it’s going to evolve and expand into an diverse, innovative and staple neighbourhood in Vancouver,” said Brian Roche, president of Rendition Developments.

“There will be an evolution of vibrant, creative groups that can operate, expand and thrive in the core neighbourhood where they originated. In the past, similar type start-ups have outgrown their original space and have had to relocate far outside of the community where they began. In the next five years, groups can now have the opportunity to expand and anchor in a growing and vibrant community such as Railtown.”

“What makes Railtown and the entire neighbourhood unique is its eclectic mix of artists, incubators, tech companies, fashion, interior design and architectural firms,” added Roche.

Bench Railtown Location
Map of the location of Bench Railtown. Credit: Rendition Developments

For more information on BENCH Railtown, click here. The building is scheduled to be completed by Q3 2019.

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