Having risen fast since our last update in October, the pre-fab The Vermillion is now close to topping off. Soon to reach its full 6-storey height, the 63-unit mid-rise structure at the corner of 116 St NW and 106 Ave NW in Queen Mary Park is on target to deliver upwards of 100 new residents to the neighbourhood. 

The Vermillion, close to topping off, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Designed by Brian Allsopp Architects for Red Leaf Developments, the pre-fab structure has been rapidly rising, each panel having been set in place as one builds a model kit or Lego playset. Adding to the project's whimsy, its castle-like appearance, complete with false turrets and stone-grey exterior (for now), has greatly amplified its street presence. 

The Vermillion, castle-like appearance in full effect, image by Forum contributor Daveography

The Vermillion will be comprised of a mix of configurations ranging from 1-3 bedrooms, with a handful of 2-storey lofts thrown in for good measure. 10-ft ceilings will provide residents with airy living quarters, the inclusion of ample windows and irregular massing to allow a great amount of natural light into the units. 

The Vermillion, urban context view, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Close to several local attractions, including the Oliver Square shopping mall, 104 Ave NW corridor, and multiple transit lines, The Vermillion will be a prime address for those looking to live close, yet apart from the downtown core.

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:  Brian Allsopp Architect, Red Leaf Developments