Cathedral Place is the first entirely new office development in downtown Vancouver to significantly address the architectural heritage of its site. By doing so, it won the support of a City Council that was under intense pressure to stop the project. The building provides the class A commercial space required by The Shon Group within a masterful array of architectural features that express the site’s history, as well as its contemporary context.
Cathedral Place was designed to fit its site as comfortably as a perfectly crafted keystone fits to an arch. Reflecting the architectural character of the Christ Church Cathedral and the adjacent Hotel Vancouver, it has an air of permanence and harmony associated more often with buildings of the past. Ornamental components of the original Medical Dental Building have been reinstated into the facade of the new structure giving rebirth to a part of Vancouver’s heritage.
Tenants of Cathedral Place have the double advantage of the very best in modern office and retail space set into a building with classical appointments. Structural innovations ensure that the interior spaces can be adapted to future needs and the building services are designed to provide premium commercial space.