More than a month since our last update, and the massive overhaul now underway at HSBC Bank Place in downtown Edmonton has been moving steadily along. More of the exterior has been peeled away as crews prepare to revitalize the bulk of the 38-year-old office tower.
Centrally located at 101 St NW and 103 Ave NW, the 19-storey, 317,000 square-foot office tower was purchased in 2017 by AIMCo (Alberta Investment Management Corporation), which will soon be vacating their premises at the Intact Insurance Building at Jasper Ave and 108 St NW in the Government District. AIMCo will take up the top eight floors of the former HSBC tower, with plans to lease the rest to other commercial tenants.
The most dramatic aspect of DIALOG's transformation work will take place at the front entranceway and ground levels facing onto the street, the base of the tower to be reimagined as a bright and airy, multi-storey space to be fronted entirely in glass. The revitalized tower will be upgraded from Class A to AA, the finished product to be LEED Gold Certified.
Moving around to the rear, the multi-storey parking garage will also be refurbished, its exterior to be clad in a series of perforated metal panels (above), which have just now begun to appear. Overall, the revitalization project will serve to transform the serviceable, but tired office tower into a fresh, modern space for the 21st century.
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.