City of Vancouver Endorses TELUS Garden
TELUS Garden is Slated to Break Ground in February
TELUS Garden received unanimous support from the City of Vancouver at a public hearing last night and is now moving on to finalize rezoning requirements. Construction of the $750-million, one-million-square-foot development that includes Vancouver’s first LEED Platinum building is slated to begin in February of 2012.
Designed by Henriquez Partners Architects, TELUS Garden will transform an entire city block of downtown Vancouver into one of the most environmentally and technologically advanced sites in the world. Consisting of a 22-storey LEED Platinum office tower, a 46-storey LEED Gold residential tower, and retail space along Robson and Georgia streets, the development will use at least 30 percent less energy than the standard. It will transfer excess heat between buildings as needed, make use of solar panels, and capture rainwater for toilets and irrigation. There will be bicycle storage and charging stations for electric cars.
Scheduled for completion in 2014, TELUS Garden will be home to TELUS’ national headquarters, and supply downtown Vancouver with half-a-million square feet of office space and 450 homes.