Pacific Centre office and retail expansion plans revealed

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Cadillac Fairview, owners of Pacific Centre are set to undertake a
 multi‐million 
dollar 
redevelopment
 of 
the
 existing SEARS building
 to accommodate
 the 
arrival 
of 
Nordstrom,
 while 
creating 
new
 retail 
and 
commercial 
mixed‐
use
 space. We’ve already talked about Nordstrom to death (click to view the plans for Nordstrom Vancouver), now we take a look at the office and lower level retail portion.

“This
 is 
an 
extremely
 exciting
 stage 
in 
our 
evolution,” 
says 
Tom
 Knoepfel,
 Senior
Vice President 
and
 Portfolio 
Manager, 
Cadillac
Fairview.
 “These 
plans 
reinforce 
Pacific 
Centre’s reputation
 as 
downtown
 Vancouver’s 
pre‐eminent
mixed‐use
p roperty. Pacific
 Centre 
will span from 
Pender
 Street  all 
the
 way
 to 
our
 new
 entrance
 on 
the 
corner 
of
 Robson 
and Granville. 
This 
will 
be a
 key 
factor 
in the 
centre’s continued 
success.”

The 
building’s
 shell
 will 
remain, but 
the
 structure
 will
 feature 
a
 new
 exterior 
design 
as 
part of
 Nordstrom’s arrival 
and
 be 
re‐clad
 in
 glass. 
Nordstrom
 will 
occupy
 230,000
 square 
feet (The largest store in Canada) on 
three 
floors,
including 
the
 street 
level. 
A  new
 48,000
 square 
foot
 multi‐tenant 
retail space 
will 
be
 built
 on
 the 
lower 
mall level,
 and the 
top 
four
 levels 
of 
the 
building 
will
 be converted
 to
 280,000
 square 
feet 
of 
AAA 
class 
office 
space. The
project
 is 
targeting
 LEED Certification 
under 
the 
LEED: 
Core 
& 
Shell 
Program.

Pacific Centre Office Floor Renders

Corner Office Pacific Centre

Pacific Centre retail expansion

Pacific Centre retail expansion

The 
office 
space 
is 
comprised
 of
f 70,000
 square
 foot
 floor
plates with 17‐foot ceilings, slab
 to 
slab.
 It
 will
 also 
offer
 two
 atriums and a
 landscaped 
roof‐top 
amenity.
 The
 space 
sits atop 
Pacific 
Centre
 with 
interior 
access
 to: SkyTrain
 and 
Canada
 Line, 
six office
towers, and the Four
Seasons
Hotel.

“There 
is 
no other
 office 
space 
like 
this 
in 
the 
downtown
 core,” continues
 Knoepfel.
 “These are
 very
 large 
floor 
plates 
which
 are
 not
 currently 
available
 in 
the 
heart 
of 
the 
city.
 They will be 
attractive 
to 
businesses 
who
 would 
not
normally
 consider
 downtown
 due
 to
 the lack 
of
 floor 
plate 
space.”

The 
project
 was 
designed 
by 
James
 K.
M. 
Cheng
 and 
the 
contractor
 is 
the
 Ledcor 
Group. Callison
 will
 serve 
as 
the 
architect 
for
 the
 Nordstrom
 space 
 and 
is 
consulting
 with 
James
 K. M.
Cheng
 as 
part
 of 
the 
project 
design 
process.
Construction 
is
 scheduled 
to
 begin
 in November 
and 
will 
take
 18
 to 24
 months 
to 
complete. 

New
 retail 
stores 
on 
the 
lower 
level are 
expected
 to
 open
 in 
late 
2014 while Nordstrom
 and 
the 
office
 space are 
to open 
in 
2015.

Main image: OfficeDweller at SSP.com

All other images courtesy of CF

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