Six months since our last update, and preparatory work at The Post retrofit and expansion project has entered its next phase with the recent arrival of construction cranes to the build site. While demolition will continue inside the Mid-Century Modern former Main Post Office, crews will be deployed to the top of the structure in anticipation of the soon-to-rise 21- and 22-storey office towers that will bookend the original building. 

The Post, cranes on-site, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Designed by Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership for development partners, Quadreal Property Group, and Bentall Kennedy LLP, The Post's redevelopment scheme will see the historic structure transformed from the inside out. The former Main Post Office will house a mix of parking (819 cars; 474 bicycles), office, and three floors of retail space. 

The Post, original details to be restored, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

All told, the retrofit and expansion project will comprise a massive square footage just shy of 2 million - more than enough space for the inclusion of numerous amenities, including lockers, showers, and grooming stations. Located in the heart of downtown, and encompassing a full city block, The Post will be a major anchor site within the neighbourhood, with hundreds, if not thousands, of workers making this their daytime home. 

The Post, ongoing interior demolition, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Moving down to street level, the scope of the interior demolition work now underway can be highly appreciated. Add to this the aforementioned recent arrival of the twin cranes, and it will not be long before the iconic structure is (quite literally) bursting at the seams. 

SkyriseCities 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:  bcIMC, BentallGreenOak, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, QuadReal Property Group