De­vel­oper’s vi­sion earns award nod

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - KATHY MCCORMICK

An in­ter­na­tional com­pany in­volved in all facets of real es­tate in­vest­ment and de­vel­op­ment has won an award.

Grosvenor won the In­ter­na­tional Coun­cil of Shop­ping Cen­ters VIVA award (Vi­sion, In­no­va­tion, Value, Achieve­ment) for a unique pro­ject in the United King­dom.

The com­pany’s Liver­pool One pro­ject was hon­oured as best-of-the-best in the de­sign and de­vel­op­ment cat­e­gory.

Grosvenor trans­formed 17 hectares of the cen­tre of Liver­pool that had re­mained un­de­vel­oped since it was bombed dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

The pro­ject is now a dy­namic com­mer­cial des­ti­na­tion that has at­tracted more than 24.6 mil­lion vis­i­tors from around the world.

Grosvenor is noted in Cal­gary for such projects as its Drake de­vel­op­ment in the Belt­line district.

Al­most a city in it­self, Liver­pool One has 30 build­ings that were de­signed by 26 dif­fer­ent ar­chi­tects.

It is or­ga­nized in five dis­tinct dis­tricts that were built around the city’s ex­ist­ing streets.

Each district of­fers a dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter and de­sign.

Al­to­gether, there are 175 re­tail shops to­talling 1.4 mil­lion square feet, plus restau­rants, apart­ments, ho­tels, of­fices, en­ter­tain­ment spaces, a new pub­lic trans­porta­tion in­ter­change, and a large pub­lic park over un­der­ground park­ing.

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An artist’s ren­der­ing of Drake, a condo pro­ject planned by Grosvenor for Cal­gary’s Belt­line district.

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