A $27m renovation project to restore the 106-year-old Union Bank Tower in Winnipeg, Canada, led by Prairie Architects Inc, is underway.
The ten-storey office tower, the south annexe and a new annexe being built on the west side will house Red River College's hospitality and culinary programmes, 105 student residences, and three restaurants with two featuring outdoor patios.
The new building will retain the original maple floors and the marble ground floor with the annexes to add further 3,717m² space to the original 4,646m² tower.
The entire heritage-restoration and construction project is expected to be complete by late 2012.
The building is also being renovated according to LEED Gold standards as reported in the Winnipeg Free Press.