Stantec Tower, Canada’s tallest west of Toronto, has opened its doors in downtown Edmonton. Stantec’s new global headquarters stands at 69-storeys in height (66 functional floors) and serves as one of the key pillars in Edmonton’s vibrant ICE District.
The structure will house 29 floors of commercial workspace for Stantec’s 1,500 Edmonton-based employees, Dentons Canada LLP, DLA Piper, and PwC Canada, as well as SKY Residences — 483 premium condominium suites that includes more than 20,000 square feet of premium amenity space.
Since the project’s inception, 343 Stantec employees have worked more thanr 145,000 hours on the Stantec Tower. Stantec provided full architecture and engineering services for the company headquarters, which is targeting LEED Gold certification (exterior), LEED Silver certification (interior), and FitWel certification.
Stantec Tower introduces a number of unique features for office space in Edmonton, including a dedicated multi-faith prayer room, lactation room, and gender-neutral washrooms. The office features an open community staircase that looks onto ICE District and Roger’s Place, and the floorplates are modeled as open concept workspaces with minimal offices to encourage collaboration. Stantec also provided interior design support for SKY Residences.
“It is exciting to see one of ICE District’s most iconic landmarks officially open,” says Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “We are proud to welcome Stantec employees to their official new home in the heart of downtown Edmonton and continue to showcase how ICE District is shaping the future of our city.”
Stantec employees will begin moving into the commercial space of Stantec Tower in October 2018. Stantec Tower is expected to reach its final height of 251 metres by the end of 2018 and SKY Residences will be completed in Fall 2019. ICE District continues to evolve, with Edmonton Tower already complete and JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District well underway with an expected completion in spring 2019.