The Beltline will soon see another Office-to-Residential conversion as Strategic's, Cube nears completion. The 65-unit residential building is in the process of being converted from office space to residential units, and is getting close to being finished. The 7-storey building formerly known as the Stephenson Building is one of three office buildings Strategic is converting into residential space; the other two being Edmonton's Harley Court and Calgary's iconic Barron Building

Northeast corner, image via Kevin Cappis

Construction has gone at a steady pace, with work beginning less than a year ago. Most of the work has been done on the interior of the building, but there have been exterior changes as well. The brick columns on the building's corners are changing to white aluminum panels. The glass has also changed, going from typical tinted office space glass to vision glass, which is typical of residential buildings. The new windows also have sections that open up to allow fresh air, something not typical in modern office buildings.

Front entrance lighting already installed, image via Kevin Cappis

Aside from the purpose-built rentals adding 65 more residential units to the Beltline, the project will add a splash of colour to the area. Residents will be a few blocks from downtown, the Kerby C-Train station, and will be only a short walk to Calgary's 17th Ave. There's also a grocery store across the street for extra convenience. SkyriseCalgary Forum members who have toured the show suites have had positive impressions.

How the building looked when conversion started, image via forum member 1875

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.