Another Westbank Success
Telus' $750M headquarter, opening later this year, is another brainchild of Ian Gillespie of Westbank Projects with Telus' Darren Entwhistle.
A 1 million sq. ft. project comprising 500,000 sq.f.t office tower and a 424-unit, 54 storey residential condo tower, the be the first LEED Platinum office tower to open in North America (based on 2009 standards).
Always forefronting, Westbank as developer has incorporated 10,000 sq. ft. of green roof with vegetable gardens and two elevated roof forests. The project will run on a district energy system that uses waste heat from neighbouring Telus data switch building to heat and cool both resi and office tower. Already 94% preleased, the office component with include Amazon and Bull Housser Tupper as tenant.
The residential tower which sits on a residential podium with retail below on Robson Street will include a 20,000 sq. ft. YYoga facility with fitness centre, outdoor pool and hot tub and targetting LEED Gold.