Two months since we last checked in at the site of Beaverbrook Developments' West Block and progress on the two-structure first phase of the project has been swift. Comprised of the 16-storey residential high-rise known as 100 Block, and its timber-framed sibling, the 3-storey, mixed-use 300 Block, the project will soon deliver a significant degree of urban vibrancy to Glenora. 

300 (left) and 100 (right) West Block, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Glazing work has been moving along steadily, now reaching to the top of the 16-storey, 60-unit, residential tower. Dark-tinted, and smooth, the tower will bring upwards of 100 new residents to the corner of 142 St NW and Stony Plain Road, the development directly on the path of the planned Valley West LRT. 

100 West Block, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Viewed above, the tower will meet the street with a multi-storey podium base, which will eventually be host to a mix of building amenities, common space, and a cafe/restaurant, along with some ground level retail. The podium will match the height of its neighbour, thereby providing a degree of visual continuity to the site. 

300 West Block, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Moving over to 300 Block, the true star of the show has been designed as a dynamic, fully adaptable, timber-frame office block. Its flexible floor plans are likely to attract tech firms and startups looking for the coveted post-and-beam aesthetic that has now become something of an industry standard. 

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:  Beaverbrook Developments, GEC Architecture