February 12, 2012

A New Way of Living

Architectural beauty and leading-edge technology combine in a vibrant community in the heart of downtown Vancouver

The anticipation is growing as the opportunity to cultivate a new way of living in one of more than 420 new homes at TELUS Garden (at Richards and Robson) grows near.  The striking million-square foot development, to be completed in 2015, will be one of the most technologically innovative and environmentally-friendly urban communities in North America. Residents will enjoy finger-tip access to some of the most advanced entertainment and communications technology in the world, set in a unique building created with the environment and vibrant culture top-of-mind.

This will be the most sensational real estate undertaking in Vancouver’s recent history, radically transforming an aging block of prime Vancouver real estate into an inviting mix of cutting-edge residential, retail and commercial space with restaurants and wellness and service amenities for the public and residents.   “Our vision for TELUS Garden is one of architectural beauty, leading-edge technology, urban living and environmental sustainability merging seamlessly into a vibrant and dynamic community,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO.

Jointly developed by TELUS and Canada’s leading residential developer, Westbank (Woodward’s re-development, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Living Shangri-La), TELUS Garden is geared to attract owners and residents who value living downtown in an amenity rich building and an environmentally sensitive design.  “This will be one of the most technologically advanced mixed-use properties in the world,” said Ian Gillespie, CEO of Westbank.

TELUS Garden will offer a spectrum of homes from affordable one-bedrooms to luxurious signature residences and penthouse suites featuring contemporary design and open concept interiors by Design Agency, Miele-equipped kitchens and Terrazzo-tiled baths. Residents will enjoy TELUS’ advanced communications technology, including TELUS Optik TV, Optik High Speed Internet and home phone services as well as tranquil gardens. An expansive wellness centre will also be on site with a gym, swimming pool and yoga facilities.

With architecture by Vancouver-based firm Henriquez and Partners Architects, TELUS Garden will transform and revitalize the Robson block with development that includes a new 22-storey 480,000-square foot signature office tower and a new 46-storey, 400,000-square foot residential tower, with a two-level retail podium with shops, services and amenities, plus a public plaza.

TELUS Garden promises to set new standards for sustainability within the City of Vancouver’s Green Capital strategy, targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum and Gold certification.

The development will feature its own energy district utility plant that will recover heat from the existing TELUS building on site as well as rooftop solar collection. With these innovations, the developers anticipate the building will use up to 80 per cent less energy than a standard building of the same size. In addition, rainwater will be collected for toilets and irrigation, and there will be electric car charging stations and ample bicycle storage.

A green oasis where architectural beauty, leading-edge technology, urban living and environmental sustainability merge seamlessly  vibrant and dynamic community

Sky gardens, cantilevered dramatically from the office tower and innovative LED lighting will add urban drama from street to sky. Large-scale tree planting and 25,000 square foot green roofs will offer sanctuary and provide further environmental benefits.  The location is ideal, walking distance to the downtown entertainment district, sports complexes, new arts community and Yaletown and across from the Canada and Millennium Lines.

Combining the perks of a downtown address and urban living with advanced technology and environmental design, TELUS Garden will set the new standard for green living and provide individuals with a unique opportunity to own a home offering a next-generation lifestyle.

Selling Spring 2012. Visit telusgarden.com

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