Designed by Stanford Downey Architects Inc.
Phase II of this project added a 55-storey hotel with lobby, retail, restaurant, renovated central laundry facilities, back-of-the-house space, and parking structure.
The project contains a centralized condenser water plant and utilizes heat pumps for the hotel suites, the lobby, the retail space, the restaurants, and the back-of-the-house areas. Domestic hot water is provided by gas-fired domestic hot water tanks. Venting to aid fire-fighting was provided by reversing the flow through the corridor pressurization system.
For this project the existing incoming hydro lines were removed and replaced with new service, sized to the existing incoming high-voltage switchgear used to feed the new expansion. The hotel tower is fed from the top down from a penthouse electrical bus duct riser. A second electrical substation was provided on level eight to service the mechanical room loads and the lower bottom of the new facility. A new 800kW penthouse generator was added. Fire alarm systems were tied into the existing Central Alarm Control Facility (CACF) room and the sequence of operations revised to incorporate the newly shared podium levels, the parkade, and an additional tower.
Communications services included the complete design of a new fibre optic backbone and a Category 6 horizontal cabling infrastructure to support voice, data and Wi-Fi services in all the hotel suites and the back-of-the-house areas. The design also included a coaxial cabling infrastructure to in-suite support digital cable television (CATV) and in-suite entertainment.