Project at a glance
Gilmore Place is a master-planned community located within Burnaby’s burgeoning Brentwood Town Centre. This 12-acre site is intersected by light rapid transit (LRT), including Gilmore Station which hosts more than 1.3-million passengers per year. As a vital piece of the very active Millennium Line, construction of the first phase of this development necessitated a 3.5-acre wide and 100-foot deep excavation to accommodate deep building foundations and fortify the LRT’s elevated guideway. When complete, phase one of Gilmore place will consist of three mixed-use high-rise towers.
Marcon collaborated with geotechnical engineers, structural engineers and the transit authority to fabricate large anchors to brace the guideway piers. Secants were installed around existing caissons and fixed to a temporary shoring wall during the excavation process.
Upon completion of phase 1, Marcon will have supplied all structural steel, excluding rebar, for the construction of three main towers.
Tower Two of the development is expected to reach a height of 708-feet (64 storeys) to achieve the accolade of Vancouver’s tallest building.