One year has past since Amazon announced plans to create 3,500 new corporate and tech jobs at its Canadian tech hubs in Vancouver and Toronto.
In order to make that happen Amazon had to make a bold more in Vancouver with the city’s largest office space where the old Vancouver Post Office stood.
Amazon announced that it would lease 18 floors in The Post‘s building’s North Tower and 17 floors in its South Tower, as the sole corporate tenant.
Property developer and manager, QuadReal, is overseeing construction to achieve LEED Gold Certification while preserving the building’s existing historic façade.
Yesterday BC Premier John Horgan conducted a hard hat tour of The Post to check on Amazon’s progress.
During the visit, the Premier participated in a beam-signing ceremony alongside MLA Brenda Bailey (Parliamentary Secretary for Technology and Innovation), Amazon’s Jesse Dougherty, QuadReal’s Remco Daal and representatives from two of Amazon’s local employee affinity groups, glamazon and Amazon Women in Engineering.
The Premier also inspected the progress of the building’s key amenities serving the community, and the ambitious project to preserve its heritage structure. When complete, The Post will include a variety of retail, food service, fitness, and other amenities that will be accessible to the local community.
According to QuadReal, development is currently on track for completion by 2023.