Six weeks since we last checked in on the progress of the HSBC Bank Place Revitalization, and construction is now wrapping up and substantially complete on the DIALOG-designed project, located at 101 Street and 103 Avenue downtown.

HSBC Bank Place, photo by Dave Sutherland

Hoarding has been removed from around most of the building, allowing unobstructed views of the completely new podium, including the HSBC branch and the building lobby. Furnishings of concrete and wood are now being constructed along 101 Street.

Furnishings on 101 Street, photo by Dave Sutherland

A new system of LED screens is now active, most notably in the ceilings of the lobby, but also accenting the hallway that connects the building to City Centre Mall.

LED system in lobby, photo by Dave Sutherland

The revitalization project by EPIC Investment Services and Alberta Investment Management Company (AIMCo) has seen the 317,000 square-foot building stripped to its concrete shell and rebuilt with entirely new mechanical systems as well as the new triple-glazed curtainwall system. The revitalized building is expected to boast an "AA" class rating, and is targeting LEED Gold Certification, WELL Gold Certification, and will be the first office building in Western Canada to be pursuing Wired Certification.

HSBC Bank Place Parkade, photo by Dave Sutherland

Part of the project also saw the attached above-ground parking structure clad with perforated metal panels, as well as iridescent panels at the ground level that appear different colours depending on angles of view and sunlight.

HSBC Bank Place, photo by Dave Sutherland

More information and images can be found in the project Database entry below. What do you think of the HSBC Bank Place Revitalization now that it's substantially complete? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation in our Forum!