The Robson & Cardero mixed-use tower project at 1555 Robson St was approved by the Vancouver Development Permit Board on January 7, 2018. Owned by VKJ (Cardero) Investment LP, design is by IBI Group. The application was approved with several conditions including widening the non-market entry to create a bigger lobby, incorporating public seating to create a street-fronting corner feature, and providing continuous canopies along the streets.

1555 Robson, image via IBI Group

The project calls for a 28-storey building with a gross floor area of 166,253 sq ft. There will be retail space on the ground floor, and office space on the second and third floors. The third and fourth floors will contain 24 social housing units, with 10 one-bedroom, 8 two-bedroom, and 6 three-bedroom units. The 4th through 28th storeys will contain 153 market residential units with 112 one-bedroom and 41 two-bedroom units. There will be 153 vehicle parking spaces in five underground levels, and 227 bicycle parking spaces.

Context Plan, image via IBI Group

The building will feature passive energy features and heat retention, with triple-glazed glass. Amenity space will feature community garden space, landscaped roof patios, and children’s play space. The second floor will feature an office space amenity patio, while the third floor will feature a market amenity fitness studio and lounge. The Community Amenity Contribution will be covered by the inclusion of social housing units.

1555 Robson, image via IBI Group


The location is in a very central part of the city, 600 metres from Coal Harbour Community Centre, and transit access via the 005 Robson bus and various Georgia St bus lines. It will be within walking distance of Stanley Park and the area is dense with restaurants and other attractions.

1555 Robson, image via IBI Group

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Related Companies:  Asia Standard International Group, IBI Group, Landa Global Properties, London Life Insurance Company Inc., Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Robert A.M. Stern Architects