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The Stack, a 36-storey office tower rising in Vancouver

The tower, part of the Net Zero Carbon pilot, is targeting LEED Platinum and will become the tallest commercial tower in downtown Vancouver.


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The Stack office tower, viewed from Melville street, rises 36-storeys and features an intricate stacked box design. (CNW Group/Oxford Properties Group Inc.)

Oxford Properties Group has launched ‘The Stack’ in Vancouver’s downtown core, a AAA class 540,000 sq. ft. office development.

The project is the largest office development currently underway in Vancouver. The building has attracted pre-leases from a trio of high-quality firms, Ernst & Young LLP (‘EY’), and law firms Blakes and DLA Piper, which have taken 207,000 sq. ft. of space collectively.

With demolition already underway on site, construction is set to start in Q1 2019 for completion in Q1 2022.

Rising 530 feet, the tower will become the tallest commercial tower in downtown Vancouver, and offers tenants unobstructed panoramic views of the city and mountains.

Designed in collaboration between James Cheng Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, The Stack features a climbing, twisting box design. To incorporate wellness and community into the design of the building, the office features six outdoor decks, a pocket park and a rooftop patio. Likewise, the ability to open windows in the lowest box allows for fresh air and creates a connection with the outdoors.

“With The Stack now launched, we’re adding significant and much-needed new supply to Vancouver’s extremely tight office market and to accommodate the city’s economic growth,” commented Chuck We, Vice President of Office at Oxford, in a media release. “The Stack is one of the most-forward thinking office projects in Vancouver. Not only does it break new ground by incorporating employee wellness into the fabric of its design through its use of natural light, outdoor space and cycling amenities, we’re future-proofing the building with the adoption of Smart Building technology and multi-modal transportation options.”

The building is targeting LEED Platinum status and is one of only two high-rise towers in Canada to be part of the Net Zero Carbon pilot. To encourage cycling to work and employee wellness, The Stack also features club-quality fitness and cycling facilities, including 250 bike stalls located at ground level, changing rooms and showers with towel service to provide a first-class end of trip experience. The building also features a dedicated drop-off zone with porte-cochère to facilitate passenger delivery via potential ride-sharing providers and, in the future, autonomous vehicles.