Construction Update

October 7th, 2014


This Friday, October 10th, we will pass a critical milestone – the completion of the superstructure. Cheering will be heard from the top of the Trapp + Holbrook development as the final bucket of concrete is placed for the mechanical room roof slab.

With only a few minor structural elements left, our concrete trades will begin the process of removing their equipment from site, making way for the finishing tradesmen and women to install glazing, drywall, paint, tile, cabinets and fixtures.

The plumbing and electrical arteries of the building have been well under way for several months and continue to rise through the upper floors with steel stud wall construction following close behind.


Drywall partitions are now starting to define the internal spaces of the building on levels 3 and 4, and it won’t be long before paint and tile appears on walls and floors of these exciting new residences.

Passersby will notice that windows are now covering the majority of the openings around the structure up to level 12 with the completion of tower glazing expected by the end of November. On the north side of the building, more than half of our long-awaited custom wood windows have made their way into their final position on the historic Trapp façade.


A team of masonry repair specialists have been working feverishly on restoring the original terracotta tile, destined to be re-attached to the Trapp Block portion facing Columbia Street. Four floors of terracotta have been repaired and cleaned, ready for installation and we look forward to the historic façade taking shape in its revitalized glory starting in the latter part of October, with completion of this façade reconstruction expected early in the New Year.

The water service to the building is now connected to the City main and by the end of November, all the remaining drainage and electrical connections will be complete.

The next few months will reveal the vision of the project team as colours and finishes come together on the latest landmark of the Royal City. To see the makings of this landmark for yourself, visit 702 Columbia Street any day from 12-5pm except Fridays. Our sales team is also just a phone call away at 604 525 0223. We look forwarding to helping you!