QuadReal welcomes Amazon to The Post
Vancouver, BC: QuadReal Property Group is pleased to welcome Amazon to The Post, an office and retail redevelopment that enhances the Canada Post building, one of the most important examples of Vancouver’s mid-century architecture.
Earlier today at a celebratory event at the Canada Post office site on West Georgia Street, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau and Mayor Gregor Robertson were joined by many from Amazon to announce the company’s involvement in the project.
“On behalf of QuadReal and our project partners, I am very excited to welcome the Amazon team to The Post,” said Dennis Lopez, QuadReal’s Chief Executive Officer. “Amazon’s significant presence at The Post marks a defining moment for Vancouver’s growing knowledge sector and an important catalyst for B.C.’s economy.”
Amazon will occupy 35 per cent of The Post’s 1.13 million square feet. This new arrangement extends the deep relationship the two companies enjoy in Toronto, Calgary and greater Vancouver. Upon completion in mid-2023, 7,000 people will make The Post their home for working, collaborating and creating. In addition to the thousands of highly skilled and technologically proficient jobs brought to Vancouver, the project will also create 3,500 to 4,000 local jobs during construction.
“QuadReal is proud to celebrate the legacy of this location through sustainable and adaptive reuse,” said Remco Daal, President, Canadian Real Estate, QuadReal. “The Post marks one of the most ambitious heritage redevelopments in Canada’s history, and perfectly reflects QuadReal’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. Environmental strategies will be employed at all stages of construction and operation, making the Post a benchmark for responsible and financially prudent development.”
The Post project will save approximately 25,000 tonnes of carbon by retaining the existing structure of the building. The office buildings will be designed to LEED Gold Certification, and many energy-saving measures will be employed during operation, including waste heat recovery, passive solar shading, light shelves and a building envelope that conserves energy.
“With The Post, QuadReal is respecting the past while looking with purpose toward the future,” said Mr. Daal. “The Post re-establishes the building as a signature landmark for a new generation, as it revitalizes the Crosstown neighbourhood, a vibrant destination for culture, sports, entertainment and business that is quickly becoming the dynamic heart of the city.”
Pedestrian and transit-oriented, the area is steps from Rogers Arena, BC Place, QE Playhouse, and the library, as well as the future home of the Vancouver Art Gallery and False Creek Entertainment District.
The Post will also feature a 200,000 square foot retail podium, with contemporary retailers that will cater to the needs of the growing and diverse neighbourhood. A collection of exceptional culinary experiences will be offered – from food hall to fine dining, from farm-to-table to globally inspired cuisine. The focus on lifestyle will include a specially curated, best-in-class fresh grocery, health and wellness offerings, entertainment, outdoor adventure apparel, home décor, large format fashion and convenience services.
QuadReal is proud to partner with Amazon as it celebrates its growing commitment to Vancouver and investment in the city. We also acknowledge our valued partnership with the City of Vancouver, MCM Partnership Architects, PCL, and Bentall Kennedy, the development manager of The Post.
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