ICE District’s Stantec Tower soars over downtown reaching 54 stories
ICE District Properties Joint Venture is pleased to announce the impressive beacon of Edmonton’s downtown, Stantec Tower, has now reached 54 stories (646 feet), making it Edmonton’s tallest tower. This milestone marks a new monument for Edmonton, changing the city’s skyline with its innovative architecture and engineering.
Renowned for its iconic developments in Edmonton’s downtown core, ICE District continues to revamp the appearance of the city and enhance Edmonton’s landscape.
“The past few years have seen incredible transformations in Edmonton’s downtown core,” says Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “Today, we are proud to say that Edmonton has reached new heights with its tallest building, Stantec Tower, standing in the heart of the city’s bustling ICE District.”
Currently at 54 stories tall, Stantec Tower continues to grow three meters (9.8 feet) each week – to rise to a total of 251 meters or 823 feet. Once completed, it will stand at 66 stories high with 29 floors of office space. Atop of the commercial level sits SKY Residences condominiums, featuring 483 premium residential suites with luxury lifestyle facilities. Residents will have access to 20,000 sq. ft. of amenity space including an oversized hot tub, fitness facilities, a billiards lounge, yoga/Pilates studio and more.
“Stantec employees have a lot of pride in our new company headquarters, a project our architects and engineers have worked hard on for the past four years,” says Stantec president and chief executive officer, Gord Johnston. “We have watched the Stantec tower grow from our ground breaking in 2015 to the topping off of the commercial portion of the building in November 2017. Today, our head office makes history, becoming the tallest tower in Edmonton.”
The entire Stantec Tower is expected to be topped off by the end of 2018, with the first residents being Stantec Edmonton personnel, who will be moving into their new headquarters in the Fall.
“The Stantec tower has been a project of many firsts, including feats of architecture and engineering in Edmonton and Western Canada, and now as the tallest tower in Edmonton,” says Stantec senior vice president, Canada Prairies and Territories Keith Shillington. “Stantec is proud to play a large role in transforming Edmonton, revitalizing downtown Edmonton and contributing to the ever-growing ICE District. This project demonstrates our team’s passion for working hard to make a difference in the communities we serve, and call home.”
Since groundbreaking, Stantec has provided full architecture and engineering services and the Tower has been designed to be sustainable and energy efficient, targeting LEED® Gold certification.
About ICE District
ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already projecting an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before. ICE District is already delivering a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heart-stopping NHL and WHL hockey and world-class gaming and will soon feature blockbuster movies, boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. A humming public plaza with year-round programming will host events from festivals to public skating. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space. Rogers Place was developed by the Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Edmonton. ICE District Properties, a mixed-use development surrounding Rogers Place and Ford Hall, is being developed through a joint venture between Katz Group and ONE Properties (formerly WAM Development Group).
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