Atrium Demolition UpdateJanuary 19, 2022
Attention: Customer Detour in Effect.
From January 19th to February 9th, the Main Entrance to the Medical Dental will be intermittently unavailable for those travelling on foot and/or via public transit. Courtesy shuttle service to bring patients into the Medical Dental will be offered during this time. For those in wheelchairs, please contact your care provider for options available in advance of your appointment.
If you are driving, there is NO impact. Please enter the parkade at Cambie and 42nd. Please park on P4 (for Level 2 Medical Dental) and P5 (for Level 3 Medical Dental).
Construction Update Winter 2021December 22, 2021
In 2021, Oakridge Park:
• Poured 99,090m3 of concrete or the equivalent of 13,212 trucks. This volume would fill an NHL ice rink 65m high. It will fill an NBA basketball court playing area 227m high.
• Used 35 million pounds of rebar (15,875,733kg). Placed end to end, it would measure just over 6,741km in length, or roughly the distance of a return trip to New York City
• Had 24,000 dump trucks remove soil to dig out the future Oakridge parkade (stretched end to end they would create a line nearly 500km long)
• Approximately 2100 concrete loads, 230 loads of general demo debris, 120 loads of drywall, 150 loads of metal/steel
As 2021 draws to a close, construction at Oakridge Park is accelerating. Signiﬁcant progress has been made as the buildings in Phase 1 begin to take shape. On the residential buildings Oakridge x Castiglia, Oakridge x Lissoni, Oakridge x Westbank and Oakridge x Clémande, work up to the podium level has been progressing well, with the North Parkade, the South parkade, and parkade below the Civic building reaching completion. With those elements ﬁnished, mechanical and electrical services are underway and being installed alongside the structure advancement of Building 2, the Social Housing at Oakridge Park.
The remaining structures on site including the North East Office building are being prepared for demolition in January. Demolition of the mall area is now complete and excavation has begun. Removing these buildings is an exciting step in the project, clearing the way for signiﬁcant construction advancements in the new year. As the buildings begin to rise. Oakridge Park is starting to take shape as Vancouver’s new town centre and cultural hub.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Performs at Oakridge ParkSeptember 23, 2021
On September 21, under the harvest moon, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra held their first live outdoor performance of 2021. For this special Mid-Autumn Festival concert, the orchestra played both classical and pop music interpretations on the open plaza at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Thank you to our guests for joining us at a fully attended performance.
The Oakridge Park Fashion Show Provides a Window in the Future of RetailSeptember 18, 2021
On the evening of Thursday, September 16 Oakridge Park welcomed guests to celebrate the start of Mid-Autumn Festival with the Oakridge Park Fashion Show. Guests enjoyed exclusive performances by Goh Ballet Academy, live music and a fashion show which provided a window into the future of retail and fashion at Oakridge Park.
Construction UpdateJuly 2021
Construction at Oakridge Park continues to progress well. The Phase 1 North West parkade is complete and we have now reached grade on the foundation of the Community Centre and Buildings 1 and 2. The main raft foundation of Oakridge x Castiglia was poured at the end of June and Oakridge x Lissoni will be poured mid-month. Work has now commenced on the parkade slabs of the two buildings.
The Phase 1 South parkade is on schedule with the raft foundations for both Oakridge x Westbank and Oakridge x Clemande now complete. The majority of the first level of the parkade is complete and the second level is being formed. Demolition work on the mid-section of the mall is well underway and the North East Office building is currently being prepared for demolition.
Watch our progress video to see the latest evolution of the site.
Oakridge Energy has filed with the BC Utilities CommissionJuly 2021
Oakridge Energy is a proposed District Energy Utility that will design and deliver a low-carbon energy system for Oakridge that provides thermal energy through a combination of innovative heating and cooling technologies. This includes a closed loop geo-exchange field, a waste heat recovery system, electric boilers, electric chillers, and high-efficiency natural gas boilers.
The reductions achieved by Oakridge as a result of this proposed system will be equivalent to planting 160,000 trees annually or taking 1,300 cars off the road.
Oakridge Energy (Oakridge Energy LP/GP Inc.) has filed with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct and operate a District Energy System for the provision of thermal energy service to Oakridge.