Excavation has begun at what will soon become Edmonton's first geothermal and solar powered condo project. Known as Belgravia Square, the Niche Developments- and Fleming Developments-made 4-storey project will also be one of the city's greenest, the built-in efficiencies to save owners up to 30 percent on their condo and utility fees. 

Belgravia Square, excavation site, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Located at 11511 76 Ave NW in the heart of Belgravia, the aptly-named project will bring a modest amount of high-density living to the otherwise thoroughly residential mid-century neighbourhood southwest of the city centre. Situated along the 76 Ave NW corridor, and thus along a bus route and within walking distance to McKernan Belgravia Station, the project will provide residents with an easy commute in and out of the core. 

Belgravia Square, as it will appear upon completion, image via Niche

Close as well to a small collection of shops and services clustered nearby, Belgravia Square will also be convenient for grabbing a few things from the shops, or a quick local bite. The project will bring 70 units to the neighbourhood, ranging from $279,000 to $675,000, and from 1-3 bedrooms, up to a max of 1,105 square feet. 

Belgravia Square, close-up view, image via Niche

The roof will be covered in solar panels, while the base of the structure will be connected to geothermal, thereby allowing the development to make significant savings in terms of electricity and heating costs. The structure itself has been designed by MoDA in the Prairie Style, with a mix of wood, stone, and brick accents. 

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  Fleming Developments, MoDA, Niche Developments