Helical piles integral for installation of new elevator in iconic Winnipeg building
By Susan Rennie, PCL Canada Inc.
The Scotiabank Tower, located at 200 Portage
Avenue, sits on the corner of the historic Portage
and Main intersection in the heart of Winnipeg’s
downtown commercial district. It is one of only
four primary office buildings surrounding this significant
junction and provides 82,000 square feet of office space
to the downtown area.
The building owner recognized the need for upgrades,
not only to attract new tenants, but also to maintain
existing ones. A new elevator and stairwell between the
main floor and concourse level were identified as critical
to these improvements to create efficient access to these
areas. Scotiabank partnered with Nejmark Architecture
and awarded the project to PCL Constructors Canada
Inc. (PCL) in August 2018.
Attracting new tenants
New office towers like downtown Winnipeg’s True North
Square (TNS) have left many landlords scrambling to
renovate existing structures to appeal to new tenants
and keep existing ones. TNS was the first high-rise office
tower constructed in Winnipeg in several decades and
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