Seaspan New Head Office, North Vancouver BC


    Seaspan New Head Office

    10 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver

    The 8-storey 84,000 sf new corporate headquarters will house 350 Seaspan staff, up from current 130, from across its various companies. It includes state-of-art office space, meeting rooms, expanded bike storage, electric vehicle charging station, and a full service cafeteria. The building incorporates a number of green building standards such as passive heating and reduced water use.

    The project is part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), which also includes the $170 million Shipyard Modernization Project, as it gears up to build 17 non-combat ships for the federal government.

    Atlas worked closely with the GC to establish a functional window cleaning system for the East façade of the building. The challenge was, the façade was directly over the water and when there is a high tide, the landing for a window cleaner is non-existent. Atlas proposed 2 access and egress hatches at the North and South ends of the landing on level 2 so that the window cleaner could exit the ledge once at the bottom, without entering the water. A custom, under hung, aluminum beam was also fabricated to address the overhang on the East Façade. The beam allows for a window cleaner to be within reaching distance of the glazing that is located directly under the overhang.


    1. Scheduled Exterior Building Maintenance


    1. Underhung Beam
    2. Fall Arrest and Restraint Anchors