It's been 9 months since we last checked up on Calgary's new Cancer Centre. Construction on Calgary's new $1.4 billion project recently reached another milestone as the first signs of cladding have begun. Recent photos show glass panels being installed on the main level of the complex's east side.

Close-up of glass panels, image via Kevin Cappis

Construction of the new 12-storey development began almost exactly two years ago. The first year was characterized by slow progress as most of the construction activity was excavation work, the massive pit serving to obscure the most noticeable changes. This past year, however, has been one of incredible progress. The building is now well above grade, having already risen to the 8th floor. 

View of construction site from the east, image via Kevin Cappis

Designed by Stantec and DIALOG, the new centre is long overdue, the Province of Alberta having reported that Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre reached full capacity in 2003. In the years since, cancer rates have risen at a rate of 3 to 5% per year, with 54 Albertans discovering that they have cancer per day. 

View of what project will look like when completed, image via Alberta Health Services

The new Cancer Centre is expected to open in 2023, and Skyrisecities will continue to follow the project's  progress. For more information check our associated Database page and for photo updates and discussion, check out the associated Forum thread, and as always feel free to leave a comment below.