The 1021 West Hastings project will begin construction this quarter and is scheduled for practical completion in the summer of 2014 under the direction of lead contractor Ledcor. Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) is architect for the scheme, which will retain the façade of the site’s historic University and Quadra Clubs.
"1021 West Hastings is a symbol of Oxford's commitment to Vancouver, its businesses and its people," said Oxford Properties president and CEO Blake Hutcheson. “This building will be iconic in its design, while setting new standards in efficiency, sustainability and tenant amenities."
Features include a VRF HVAC system and energy-saving triple-paned glazing.
"Oxford Properties sought to build a sustainable and commercially viable development that enhances the neighboring assets," said KPF president Paul Katz. "The building is therefore designed to respond to and improve both the human-scaled, urban experience and the spectacular climatic and geographic context. We also believe that increasing the density of the urban core will enhance Vancouver's deserved reputation as one of the most sustainable and habitable cities in the world."
The development of 1021 West Hastings is a joint venture between Oxford, which will oversee all aspects of the development and management of the property, and co-investor CPPIB.