Stantec Tower celebrated its latest construction milestone with the official topping off of the commercial level on November 17. After 18 months of planning, the two-metre commercial level pour is complete – a process requiring a 30-hour continuous pour.
Located on the corner of 102 Street and 103 Ave in Edmonton, the mixed-use skyscraper is currently under construction in the Ice District in downtown Edmonton.
Once complete, the much-anticipated high-rise will be the tallest building in western Canada, introducing another construction ‘first’ for Edmonton. Stantec Tower is the first in the city to incorporate an above ground transfer slab, stabilizing the building with 1,580,000 pounds of reinforced steel. With the enormity of the structure, the building also requires four-500,000-pound structural steel outriggers (trusses) to engage exterior columns for further stabilization. The tower is currently at half its height, and will stand 251 metres tall when complete.
“This commercial level topping-off is an important milestone that recognizes the extensive work and meticulous planning that has gone into Stantec Tower,” said Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “It is an honour to be a part of a project that will shape the city of Edmonton and be an exemplary contribution to Edmonton’s skyline.”
Stantec Tower will be home to commercial development and mixed-use workplaces, multi-family residences and retail space. SKY Residences condominiums will stand atop the commercial level to complete the remaining 37 floors of the tower.
“The topping off is a significant milestone for both Stantec and ICE District,” said Gord Johnston, incoming chief executive officer, Stantec. “This pour, at the 30th storey, represents a feat of engineering and architecture. Stantec’s roots are firmly planted in Edmonton and we look forward to moving into our new home next year.”
Expected completion of Stantec Tower is 2018 with Stantec Inc. to be one of the first residents in the building. SKY Residences will be ready for occupancy in 2019. The tower is more than 90 per cent leased.