Two months since our last update, and construction has now all but wrapped up at Oxford Properties' 401 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Hoarding has now been removed, with crews now busy at the task of applying the finishing touches to the base of the structure. 

401 West Georgia Street, almost complete, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Designed by B+H Architects, the 9-storey, mid-rise office block has been arranged as a series of stacked, off-kilter, cubic volumes. The three volumes are composed of blocks containing 2, 3, and 4 storeys from bottom to top. 

401 West Georgia Street, cladding all but finished, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Built upon the grounds of the former BMO Auxillary Building, and sat upon a small downtown lot directly adjacent to the historic, Holy Rosary Cathedral, the new structure represents an excellent, modern solution for a challenging urban space. Indeed, the two structures work well together, the mix of modern and traditional well-suited for a tightly-knit urban streetscape such as this. 

401 West Georgia Street, looking up, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Once complete, 401 West Georgia Street will be filled out with 6,600 sq. ft. of amenity space, which in addition to the TBA retail space at grade, will serve to round out the structure well. 

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. 

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