Refresh, revitalize, rethink.
Century Place Tower is over 30 years old and has been used as office space for several City of Edmonton departments. Since 2017, GEC has been working with the city through four different phases of work to transform the building, including remediation, systems upgrades, tenant improvements, and envelope upgrades to increase workplace efficiencies and create a collaborative 21st-century working environment. The redevelopment of Century Place has involved extensive review and consultation with the city to establish recommendations for improvements that align with the City of Edmonton’s vision and sustainable building policy—all while keeping the building operational during construction.
GEC’s solution leveraged a holistic approach, identifying the functionality of the tower as an interconnected ecosystem. The GEC team worked with the consultant team to remove service shafts from the perimeter of the building, resulting in new panoramic views of Edmonton’s downtown. GEC also developed refreshed workplace typologies with furniture solutions that increase and encourage connectivity and interaction amongst city staff; each floor now has a unique identity that enhances the functionality of each business unit. Now entering the fourth phase of Century Place Tower’s redevelopment, GEC is working with the city to design solutions for new building envelope upgrades, facade-integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels, and additional tenant improvements. The redevelopment of Century Place is being used as a pilot project and benchmark for future City of Edmonton office space.