Bentall 5

Identification

Bentall 5
100321

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
aluminum
curtain wall
light blue
modernism

Usages

commercial office
mercantile

Facts

  • Vancouver's first vertically-phased office tower.
  • Initially the project was approved in May 1991 to 500 feet, including a 50 ft. decorative cap.
  • NAIOP 2002 Award winner - Office Project of the Year (over 100,000 square feet).
  • The installation of the outer structural steel roof frame began on October 6, 2006 and was completed on November 17, 2006, bringing the building to its maximum height.
  • First phase contained 340,000 rentable ft², and the second phase added 210,000 ft² of net office space.
  • The second phase vertical extension cost $80 million.
  • As of July 8, 2005 final height figures have not been established, per VP/GM Bentall Real Estate Services.
  • Bentall 5 is a BOMA Go Green certified building.
  • The 7-level underground parking garage was built in 1994, more than six years before the tower construction began.
  • Bentall 5 was constructed in two phases, 22 floors (315.5 ft.) initially and then to 34 floors (459.5 ft.) as market conditions warranted.
  • Canopies are made of tempered laminated glass suspended on stainless steel spider type assemblies. The suspension of the glass allows those under the canopy to experience a beautiful sheer finish.
  • The floor-to-floor height of levels 2 and 3 is 15 ft. 2 in.
  • 2003 assessed value: CAN$104.9 million.
  • The floor-to-floor height of levels 4 and up is 12 ft. 6 in.
  • In January 2009, new signage was added to the top in the form of a BELL logo.
  • It was announced on May 21, 2009 the tower had been sold to Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH of Frankfurt for $300 million. It was the company's first purchase in Canada.

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Location

550 Burrard Street
V6C 3H9
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

459.51 ft
12.50 ft
34
7
2001
Oct 2002
2007
11
638

Involved Companies


construction company, developer, electrical contractor, electrical engineering, elevator consultant, facade supplier, formwork supplier, glass supplier, landscape architect, owner, plumbing contractor, property management, real estate agent, structural engineering, tenant, water landscape designer, wind surveyor

2007

EllisDon Corporation
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