Project Award - The Paramount


Graham has been awarded The Paramount project, for Keltic (Canada) Developments Ltd! The new CDN$267 million residential community includes office and retail spaces, located in downtown Richmond, BC.

The Paramount project comprises the construction of a mixed-use development with four towers on a common parkade/podium structure, including three 15-storey residential towers, one 12-storey office tower and multiple retail units at ground level. The GFA for the building is 625,000 sq. ft. on a 375,000 sq. ft. four level parkade. Overall this development provides the following facilities:

  • 533 for sale residential suites
  • 27 low income market rental “LIMR" suites
  • 16,000 sq. ft. early childhood development hub "ECDH" – fully fitted out
  • 24,000 sq. ft. retail units
  • 118,000 sq. ft. office space
  • 618 parking stalls

Graham's involvement in this project commenced with the construction of a Presentation Centre on Cook Road (completed October 2018). Graham also undertook abatement and demolition for the main site, followed by an Enabling Works package which consisted of site preparation works including soil densification and the construction of a DSM water cut-off perimeter wall (completed January 2019).

New construction consists of bulk excavation, shoring and dewatering (under separate contract) to facilitate the parkade structure, the construction of a CIP Concrete structure to parkade, podium and all towers. The façade is window wall to the residential towers, curtain wall to the office tower and storefront to the retail units, with ACM Panel Cladding to accent areas and membrane roofing systems throughout. The building is designed to achieve an overall LEED Silver Equivalent with LEED Gold Certified to the ECDH only.

The residential areas will be fully finished under this contract to typical mid-high-end standard. The office and retail areas are to be constructed to typical 'shell and core' standard only. The office includes one level of ECDH which is to be fully fitted-out under this contract for hand-over to the City of Richmond.