The first major concrete pour has begun at the Brooklyn tower in downtown Kelowna as the long awaited project finally takes shape.
Ground was broken on the site, owned by Mission Group, in March 2019 and while work has been underway for a while, the pouring of concrete means the site will begin to look more like a residential tower than just a construction site.
According to Mission Group Project Manager Dan Martynov, 1,800 metres of concrete will be poured into the location at Bernard Avenue and St. Paul Street.
“They started pumping Monday morning at 6 a.m. and will be done by 1 o’clock. They will still be working on it until around 6 p.m.,” explained Martynov.
A total of 180 trucks will be moving back and forth in the area to drop off cement for the project. With 25 finishers, eight to 10 concrete drivers on hand, and several pump operators, it’s a large and noisy undertaking in the downtown core.
Once the pour is completed, the Mission Group’s next step will be to place verticals on the site and begin building upwards.
Brooklyn will feature 178 homes and a 25th-floor terrace, bringing densification to downtown Kelowna. Crews have been working on site for several months, with construction slated to be completed by 2021. According to Mission Group, Brooklyn is now 95% sold.
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