The American upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom announced plans earlier this year to be opening four locations throughout Canada – including the former Sear’s building in downtown Vancouver.
But with completion dates spanning as far as 2015 the excitement fell a little flat. However, now plans for the multi-million dollar renovation has just been unveiled and the Nordstrom promise is starting to feel more like a reality than a futuristic myth.
Formerly the Sears building at the Pacific Centre, the tile is to be redone in glass to maximize natural light and the space occupies a whopping 230, 000 square feet on three floors. According to Huffington Post, the top four floors are to be converted to an office space and can hold up to 1, 400 employees.
Just to add insult to injury to your current workplace, these office spaces feature 17-foot ceilings, two atriums, and a landscaped rooftop. This is premium space like you’ve never seen it before. And not to mention the renovation is a big step-up from the current eyesore occupying the intersection of Granville and West Georgia.
The project is designed by Vancouver architect James K.M. Cheng. Construction is to start in November and Nordstrom is scheduled to open in early 2015.