988 West Broadway
988 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
988 West Broadway is a new LEED® Gold project developed and managed by BlueSky Properties, a Robert Bosa Family Company, whose focus is primarily on the development of commercial buildings along major corridors. Vancouver’s West Broadway corridor is one of the most difficult areas in the region to find and lease office space.
The building, jointly owned by BlueSky and Quebec based insurance firm Industrial Alliance, includes 90,000 SF of commercial space with main floor retail, nine floors of office space boasting a direct connection to future rapid transit with a SkyTrain station in the base of the building. 80% of the building are anchored and occupied by Industrial Alliance’s regional offices, which host 450 employees.
The Northwest façade of this building presented a unique challenge as it has a tapered overhang. Hole-sleeves were used in order to keep the worker close to the glazing below the overhang.
In order to keep anchors off of the Main Roof, Atlas installed anchors into the underside of the concrete soffit of the roof slab. This eliminated the need for anchors on the roof and full coverage for window cleaning was still retained.