Vancouver developer PC Urban Properties Corp and Houston-based Hines have entered into partnership to build Western Canada’s largest and tallest mass timber office building in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.
Located at 123 East 6th Avenue, T3 Mount Pleasant will be a new mass-timber, transit-connected, technology and amenity-rich, mixed-use office building that will provide a work environment for businesses seeking to attract and retain the highest quality talent in a post-COVID Vancouver market.
The proposed 10-storey, 196,000-square-foot T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) office building, Hines’ proprietary mass timber creative office product, will be one of the most environmentally friendly, sustainable and wellness-focused developments in Vancouver and the largest and tallest mass timber office building in Western Canada. The Mount Pleasant neighborhood, one of Vancouver’s most dynamic and creative tech hubs, will further act as an amenity for the office building’s tenants.
“Hines is excited to partner with a premier firm like PC Urban to bring our T3 brand to this creative tech hub in Vancouver,” said Syl Apps, senior managing director at Hines. “As one of the most innovative and forward-thinking office properties in Vancouver, T3 Mount Pleasant is designed to accommodate the needs of firms who seek creative class workers. These workers are opting to work in environments that prioritize health and wellness, and that offer proximity to living, dining, entertainment, recreation, and transit.”
Designed to facilitate collaboration, productivity and wellness, T3 was developed in response to evolving tenant requirements. With mass timber construction and exposed wood throughout, T3 Mount Pleasant will deliver a warm, authentic office space with all the benefits of new construction by providing a flexible, forward-thinking workplace.
State-of-the-art HVAC systems will provide superior Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and building design maximizes energy efficiency and natural light.
The current site of the T3 Mount Pleasant is on land owned by the City of Vancouver and occupied by the Simon Fraser University Annex, a 1928 heritage structure that will be incorporated into the new office building.
“We were selected by the city to acquire and redevelop the property based on our previous work in the area and our experience with heritage revitalization,” said Brent Sawchyn, CEO of PC Urban. “We looked at the site as a perfect opportunity to bring mass timber office construction to Vancouver, and there is no one in North America with as much experience with this building form as Hines.”
Construction is expected to begin in 2022, and be completed in 2024.