750 Southwest Marine Drive is a new eight-storey, mixed-use building between Oak St. and Cambie St. in Vancouver’s South Marpole district. Within walking distance of Marine Drive Skytrain station, the project offers much-needed office and light industrial space to the burgeoning commercial district. Set back from Marine Drive, the design allows for ample landscaping and a pedestrian realm away from the busy street edge.
With commercial retail space at grade, light industrial space on levels one and two, office space on levels three to seven, and a building amenity space on level eight with rooftop views, the building optimally combines different uses. Energy efficiency was a main design driver and the building is targeting LEED gold. Enhanced end of trip facilities and additional bicycle parking make it easy for tenants to use alternative transportation. From the second floor up, the building takes advantage of views to the north, up the slope across the Marpole Community to the North Shore mountains beyond, and across the Fraser River.