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New biotech building on False Creek Flats

Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership has designed a new, mixed-use biotechnology lab and office building on the False Creek Flats.

The future eight-storey building at 1628 Station Street will be located next to STEMCELL Technologies head office. However, the new biotech building is not related to STEMCELL.

Site location at 1628 Station Street
Site location at 1628 Station Street. Credit: MCMP Architects
Looking northwest at future STEMCELL Technologies building
Looking northwest at new biotech building. Credit: MCMP Architects

The design is a pair of volumes, consisting of two, 40-metre wide boxes adjacent to each other.

Mix of uses for the new STEMCELL Technologies building
Mix of uses for new biotech building. Credit: MCMP Architects

Across the façade is a louvre pattern that emphasizes the rounded corners. The lobby entrance is pulled forward with a dramatic canopy.

Rendering of building lobby
Rendering of building lobby. Credit: MCMP Architects

There will be three levels of underground parking with 338 stalls, and parking for 136 bicycles. On the ground floor, there will be a retail unit.

Rendering of 1628 Station Street
Rendering of 1628 Station Street. Credit: MCMP Architects

The development is the second new biotech-related building recently announced in Vancouver. AbCellera is expanding in nearby Mount Pleasant, with a new, nine-storey building developed by Beedie.

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