M4 Overview

We are expanding upon our original idea of a creative economy campus at Main Alley, and designing M4 to reflect both the artistic influences of the area and the creative economy influences we are seeing increasingly manifest itself in the neighbourhood.

There are two main attributes of this project that we are interested in exploring, the first is exemplifying leadership in sustainability through innovative building technologies and a connection to Creative Energy, Vancouver’s District Energy system. The second is expanding upon the concept of using our building as a canvas and inviting artists to collaborate with our architect to create multiple public art installations throughout the site.

The project will feature in 4 different locations on site, spaces on walls that are protected and lit and coated with a protective substrate in order to become canvasses for varying muralists to paint on. Their mural will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting the artist and the next Mural Festival in the aim of constantly improving one of Vancouver’s more ambitious new cultural events.

9 Floors
Total: 204,800 sf
Office: 166,800 sf
Industrial / Retail: 38,000 sf
Outdoor space: 21,400 sf

The architectural language for the building along with the design of the public realm links with the overall campus to create a cohesive visual identity and unique destination experience. The building is designed to the highest sustainable standards and will connect to Southeast False Creek District Energy.

The project offers numerous public benefits including the following:

  • Supporting Innovation Economy
  • Reinforcing Industrial Uses
  • Enhancing Public Realm
  • Laneway Activation
  • Industrial Incubator Pods
  • Sustainable Design Strategy
  • Arts and Culture Programming

The building at 110 East 5th Avenue includes:

  • 5 Levels of Parking
  • Lower Level Area Equivalent to 1.0 FSR for Light Industrial Uses
  • Smaller Industrial Incubator Pods
  • Upper Level Spaces for Office and Digital Entertainment and Information Technology Uses
  • Generous Amenity Areas
  • Outdoor Landscaped Roof Decks with Mountains and Ocean Views

Stacking Plan

  • Total Rentable Area: 207,896 sf
  • Total Outdoor Area: 21,400 sf