Five months since the arrival of the construction crane to the future site of Bosa Properties' Cardero high-rise development, and the 26-storey condo tower has begun its ascent. Having recently broken above grade, the Henriquez Partners Architects-designed mixed-use development is now on its way to becoming the latest addition to Vancouver's rapidly intensifying Coal Harbour. 

Hers and His, Cardero build site, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Located at the corner of West Georgia and Cardero, the eponymous project has replaced a nondescript commercial block, the addition of upwards of 200 new residents, spread across 119 units, to add to the area's pedestrian vibrancy. The units will be decked out with high end finishes, including wide-plank oak hardwood floors, honed limestone tile flooring, quartz countertops, and BOSAspace built-in furniture to maximize space. As for amenities, there will be an entertainment lounge, fitness centre, and a sixth floor rooftop deck with BBQ area and terrace. 

Cardero, looking south up W Gerogia St from Nicola St, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

The tower (as seen below) will pair two distinct vertical forms at 26 and 21 storeys apiece, a decision made in response to the unique shape of the lot. The 26-storey volume will make use of privacy screens that double as solar shields, while the 21-storey volume will adopt a more traditionally rectilinear shape owing to its square alignment with the street. 

Cardero, as it will appear upon completion, image via Bosa Properties

Both volumes will sprout from a single podium, the four-storey base to place three floors (45,000 square feet) of office space above a single level of ground floor retail. Once complete, Cardero will be a welcome addition to Coal Harbour, Vancouver's Downtown West End quickly gaining ground in terms of high-rise developments of this scope. 

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

Related Companies:  Bosa Properties, Henriquez Partners Architects