Construction starts on BC’s tallest residential tower

Monday, May 6, 2019

Burnaby, BC has greenlit the development of Two Gilmore Place, a 64-storey residential tower slated to become the tallest of its kind in the province.

The tower is being developed by Onni Group and architect firm IBI Group as part of Onni’s Gilmore Place master planned community. It will rise 214 metres from the corner of Gilmore Avenue and Lougheed Highway, placing it above Vancouver’s current tallest towers, the Living Shangri-La (200.9m) hotel and Trump International Hotel and Tower (187.8m).

Once complete, Two Gilmore Place will add 600 condo units to the popular district. It will also feature a sky-lounge, bowling alley, fitness centre, and a swimming pool.

“This a big development and there are a lot of homes that we need to sell,” said Nick Belmar, Onni’s vice-president of sales in a statement to press. “The vision is to create a vibrant, engaging urban hub that’s outfitted with plazas, cafes and seating areas.”

Two Gilmore Place is one of three residential towers set to be constructed during phase one of Onni’s Gilmore Place project. They will be connected via a sixth-floor podium and add a total of 1,550 residential units to Burnaby’s condo stock.

The project will see the development of over 500,000 sq.ft. of retail and approximately 1M sq.ft. of office space. Additionally, it will feature integration with the adjacent Millennium SkyTrain station.

Total construction is scheduled to be completed by 2025.


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