Two months since our last update, and progress at the site of 100 and 300 West Block has been moving steadily along in Glenora. The two-structure first phase of Beaverbrook Developments' mixed-use project includes the 16-storey residential high-rise known as 100 Block, and the timber-frame, three-storey, 300 Block that sits next door. 

100 Block, cladding and glazing work nearing completion, image by Forum contributor westcoastjos

Designed by GEC Architecture, 100 and 300 West Block have both been clad in a distinctly dark-tinted glass curtain wall made up of a series of two-tone rectangular panels. The 16-storey 100 Block (above and below) will consist of 60 residential units placed above two floors of commercial space, the bottom of which will meet the street with a mix of dining and retail options. 

100 Block, podium level coming together, image by Forum contributor westcoastjos

Located in Glenora, at the corner of 142 St NW and Stony Plain Road, the development has replaced a long vacant site, thereby injecting some much-needed pedestrian vibrancy into the neighbourhood. The project will also face directly onto the path of the future Valley West LRT, with a station to be located right at its door stop. 

300 Block, timber frame under glass, image by Forum contributor westcoastjos

Moving over to 300 Block, the timber-frame, three-storey commercial building will feature two floors of flexible, post-and-beam office space, atop of yet more ground floor retail space. The perfect fit for a tech startup, the chic aesthetic of the office space will likely attract tenants looking for a creative space to call their own. 

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