Construction progress on The Windsor has been going at a steady pace since our last update. Work on the exterior has been slow but steady, and appears to be getting close to the cladding stage. Work has also been progressing on the interior, particularly during these recent winter months. 

Northwest corner of building, image via Kevin Cappis

Calgary-based Arlington Street Investments started the project as an office building with retail at grade, and after getting construction up to grade in Spring of 2017, halted the project. With the office vacancy rate in Calgary reaching close to 30%, Arlington decided to take a different course and redesigned the building as residential with retail in order to better fit the current market.  

Rendering of project, image via Arlington Street Investments

After a 6 month hold while it went through the redesign and permit process, construction started up again in late 2017. Flash forward 6 months later to the summer of 2018 ,and the 6-storey building was topped out with glass window panels installed. Construction was moving quickly.

South side of building, image via Kevin Cappis

In the 6 months since, the exterior progress has seen slower but steady. Tyvek house wrap is now installed on most of the exterior, thereby signalling the upcoming installation of the final exterior cladding, which will be a two tone combination of light off-white colored panels and wood like panels for trim.

Townhouse portion on southeast corner, image via Kevin Cappis

The NORR-designed building will eventually house 104 residential units, including townhouse units on the southeast corner. The development will be a key piece to the emerging Britannia retail district, containing 22,000 sq ft of leasable space, with part of that space already leased out to Blush Lane Grocers.

SkyriseCalgary 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:  Arlington Street Investments, NORR Architects, Quantum Place Developments