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Remaking History

Kelly Ramsey Building returns to downtown Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta

If these walls could talk…

The original Ramsey and Kelly buildings suffered a major fire in 2009, leaving no choice but to rebuild completely. The design of the new Enbridge Centre (formerly known as the Kelly Ramsey Building) incorporates the original east and south façade which was documented and dismantled prior to construction. The new Enbridge Centre restores the historic façade closer to its original state than before the fire.

Street Speak

The design of Enbridge Centre takes advantage of its unique location within the downtown core by providing commercial retail that opens onto three city streets, echoing the small scale frontages of the historic Kelly Ramsey Building it replaced. It offers engaging street frontage with opportunities for street level cafés and restaurants and an upgraded public realm, that supports the vision of a sustainable, walkable downtown; encouraging the use of the surrounding streets by the public and the building occupants.

Anchoring Down

The project entails a four-storey office podium and 21-storey office tower above. In December 2014, Kelly Ramsey Building announced Enbridge – one of the largest private-sector tenants in downtown Edmonton – as the tower’s anchor tenant which later led to the buildings current name, Enbridge Centre.

Project facts

Size: 51,124 sq.m.
Builder: Ledcor Group
Collaborators: Hemisphere Engineering; Focus Engineering
Client: John Day Developments; Pangman Development Corporation
LEED: Targeting LEED Gold
Completed: 2016