Elveden Centre (Calgary)
|Completed||1960 (Elveden House)
1961 (BAO Building)
1964 (Guinness House)
|Roof||80 m (260 ft)|
|Floor area||41,603 m2 (447,810 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Rule, Wynn, Rule|
|Main contractor||Commonwealth Construction|
It was Calgary's first skyscraper. Elveden House, the main tower, was built at a cost of $5,000,000 between 1959 and 1960, and rises twenty storeys to a maximum height of 80 m, while the fourteen storey British American Oil Building cost $4,500,000 and was completed in 1961. A third tower, the fourteen storey tall Guinness House was completed in 1964 at a cost of $5,000,000.
The complex was designed by Rule, Wynn, Rule architects, and constructed by the Commonwealth Construction Company between 1959 and 1964.
The complex has 447,814 ft (136,494 m)² of office space, with 172,081 ft (52,450 m)² in the main tower.
- Emporis Buildings (2007). "Elveden House". Retrieved 2007-04-11.
- Calgary Public Library (July 2005). "Elveden Complex". Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-04-11.
- Calgary Heritage Authority (October 2005). "Evaluation & Review Committee Minutes". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-11.
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