After months of delays and false starts, progress at the site of the Richmond International Trade Centre by MYIE Group and GBL Architects has finally begun to make some real headway, the project having grown significantly since our last update in March. Its tallest of of three volumes having topped off months ago, work has recently refocused on the corner or "point" tower, in addition to some highly visible cladding application work and glazing upon the facade of the shortest of the three interconnected tower blocks. 

Richmond International Trade Centre, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Comprised of two office towers at 10 and 12 storeys apiece, in combination with a 14-storey luxury hotel, and retail space, the sprawling mixed-use development will help redefine suburban Richmond as a destination for both business and pleasure.

Side profile, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

While the two office towers will each boast roughly 8,500 square-feet of commercial space per floor, the OPUS by YOO Collection-branded hotel will feature 110 guest suites. 

Richmond International, looming large above the "Great Wall," image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Viewed above, the Richmond-based project sits adjacent to the massive build site for ViewStar, and thus in the shadow of Richmond's well-documented "Great Wall." Once complete, the new Trade Centre will surely be a major draw for the area, part of Richmond's ongoing urban renewal. 

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  GBL Architects, Mo Yeung International Enterprise