Elveden Centre

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Elveden Centre
Elveden Centre
General information
Type Office
Location Calgary
Coordinates 51°02′49″N 114°04′46″W / 51.04694°N 114.07944°W / 51.04694; -114.07944Coordinates: 51°02′49″N 114°04′46″W / 51.04694°N 114.07944°W / 51.04694; -114.07944
Construction started 1959
Completed 1960 (Elveden House)
1961 (BAO Building)
1964 (Guinness House)
Cost $14,500,000
Roof 80 m (260 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 41,603 m2 (447,810 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Rule, Wynn, Rule
Main contractor Commonwealth Construction

Elveden Centre is a high rise office complex in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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,[1] 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.[2]

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.

In 2005, the Calgary Heritage Authority added Elveden House to its list as a Category A (top priority) site.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b Emporis Buildings (2007). "Elveden House". Retrieved 2007-04-11. 
  2. ^ Calgary Public Library (July 2005). "Elveden Complex". Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-04-11. 
  3. ^ Calgary Heritage Authority (October 2005). "Evaluation & Review Committee Minutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-11. 

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