Vancouverites are well aware that Amazon has come to town but word on the street is that they’re tripling down on their footprint.
According to the Globe and Mail, Amazon has signed a deal to occupy the largest parcel of office space in the city’s core.
The e-commerce giant will take up the full city block that is QuadReal’s The Post where the old Vancouver Post Office stood.
Amazon initially agreed to lease 35 per cent of the space in The Post’s towers. Now, it will lease both buildings, according to people with knowledge of the matter, tripling its footprint to 1.1 million square feet.
The Globe and Mail granted the sources anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Amazon is currently sprinkled across the downtown core with approximately 150,000 square feet at both 402 Dunsmuir and TELUS Garden, as well as space at WeWork and in the Exchange Tower.
Occupying all of The Post would allow Amazon to consolidate their Vancouver teams in one location.