In our last follow up on The Hub, we saw that the structure had topped off, but there was no sign of work on the building's final external cladding. The external finish work appeared was taking a while causing some to wonder it there was a delay, but recent photos now show the installation of Alucobond brand aluminium panels has commenced. The aluminum composite panels have the protective wrapping covering the color, but the renderings show most of the panels as bright white, with a some of the accent panels as being jet black.

Exterior panel installation, image via forum contributor Alex_yyc

This would be considered a milestone, as now we will see the final exterior material of the building and installation will happen at a steady pace from this point onward. It won't take long before we get the final look of the building's exterior.

Rendering of project, image via Campus Suites

Developed by Toronto based Campus Suites, the 28 storey tower has been under construction since late 2018, and is nor in the homestretch of its development. With the exterior getting closer to completion, the focus will shift to interior work before it's ultimately completed. 

Designed by ARK Inc, The Hub will contain 328 rental units, most of which will be geared towards students. The The Hub is situated in an area ideal for students, sitting one LRT Stop away from UofC, two stops away from SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) and just a short walk away from the Banff Trail LRT station. Beyond the university, the development is also close to the Calgary's Foothills medical complex, one of Calgary's largest employers, and soon to be home to the new $1.4 Billion Cancer Centre

Exterior tower construction, image via forum contributor Surrealplaces

With more to come for The Hub, 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.