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City’s most wanted office space for sale at Vancouver House by Westbank

Vancouver House by Westbank and Bjarke Ingels Group has already transformed the city’s skyline, but the spectacular building is not just the twisting, turning 52-storey tower —there’s also a significant office and retail component, and those spaces are now for sale and lease.

We have been chronicling the construction of Vancouver House since shovels first hit the ground a couple years ago, and now we’re now getting a look at the office space component of the development.

Developer Westbank is preparing to launch sales of the 16 office spaces (known as Creative Spaces) and leasing the retail (Marketplace) spaces at Vancouver House.

They are looking for “entrepreneurs whose values align with our ambitions to build a complete community exemplifying the total work of art.”

The Vancouver House development includes 84,000 sq ft. of retail space and 74,000 sq ft. of office space.

Retail tenants already committed to Vancouver House range from a grocery store, to restaurants and local micro breweries. 

Office spaces will feature ceilings of raw architectural concrete, with white oak hardwood floors and open spaces with double height ceilings and expansive windows.

Fresh air will be easily accessible via Juliette balconies with sliding doors, and office tenants will enjoy matte black kitchenettes with Kohler plumbing fixtures and European appliances.

Two centre-opening 3,500 lb. elevators with access to all levels will service the office spaces, with striking elevator interiors designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.

Renderings: Creative Spaces at Vancouver House

Elevator interior
Elevator interior. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Office space
Office space. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Exterior rendering
Exterior rendering. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Elevator lobby
Elevator lobby. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Office rendering
Office rendering. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Office rendering
Office rendering. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Stair egress
Stair egress. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Pacific Blvd frontage
Pacific Blvd. frontage. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Onramp public space
Exterior rendering showing public space under bridge onramp. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.

Creative Spaces at Vancouver House incorporate many sustainable features including:

  • Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • Water Conservation Plumbing Fixtures
  • Passive Building Features
  • Triple Glazing
  • Secure Bicycle Parking and End-of-Trip Facilities with a Dedicated Elevator to the Granville Street Bridge
  • Pedestrian Greenway
  • Air Purifiers
  • Green Roofs
  • Active Building Technologies
  • Highly Efficient LED Lighting
  • Occupancy Sensors
  • Daylighting Controls
  • Low-Energy Fan-Coil Units with ECM Monitors
  • District Energy System
  • Low Carbon Energy Sources

Spinning chandelier will light up underside of bridge

Westbank Vancouver House chandelier Street view public art
“Spinning Chandelier” by Rodney Graham, a monumental recreation of a 200-year-old French chandelier. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.

Vancouver House will include a major public art installation by Abbotsford-based artist Rodney Graham, titled “Spinning Chandelier” — a recreation of a 200-year-old French chandelier. The chandelier will rise daily and rapidly drop at a fixed time, spinning as it descends, sending light in every direction.

The piece will be installed under the bridge above the intersection of Granville Street and Beach Avenue and will measure 14 by 21 feet.

Westbank Vancouver House chandelier public art
“Spinning Chandelier” by Rodney Graham, a monumental recreation of a 200-year-old French chandelier. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.

Completion date on track for summer 2019

Westbank is aiming for a completion and occupancy date of summer 2019. Sale and leasing inquiries can be directed to Marko Radovic of Westbank: marko@vancouverhouse.ca or 604.396.4057.

Vancouver House construction 2018
Construction of Vancouver House, pictured 2018. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.
Vancouver House map
Map of Vancouver House development, showing buildings three and four. Credit: Westbank Projects Corp.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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