610 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G5
Building Size235,252 sq ft
Operation costs$ 14.93 (Office) sq. Ft.
Barron Building is an 11-storey building containing 130,834 square feet of office and retail space. Strategic Group is investing more than $100 million to revitalize and upgrade nearly every aspect of the building, expanding on the already solid foundation of the original construction. This revitalization will expand the floor plates to 20,000 square feet, increasing the total square footage of this iconic building to over 235,252 square feet and will include the addition of many amenities including +15 access, restaurants, retail and indoor-outdoor entertainment space. The Barron Building is a Leed® Gold Certification Candidate.
The Barron Building was originally designed by Cawston and Stephenson and construction was completed in 1954. We at Strategic Group share and appreciate J.B. Barron’s vision and creativity.
The Barron Building marks the shift of the oil and gas industry focus from Edmonton to Calgary, as well as the growth in Calgary that followed. The new art deco building was an immediate success, with Mobil, Shell and Sun Oil as early tenants.
The Barron Building is a classic example of late 1930’s architectural design that is found in cities such as New York and Chicago. This design is unique in that the fascia is very prominent on the building and it doesn’t rise up as a straight slab like many modern towers. The corners step back at the eighth floor and then again on the eleventh floor where there was originally an apartment with a lawn and patio off the living room, dining room and bedrooms. The multi-use vision for the Barron Building was grand and ahead of its time, combining commercialism with entertainment and living. In Mr. Barron’s tradition, our redevelopment program will see the Barron Building restored as a historically significant building providing tenants with premises that are environmentally, technologically, and aesthetically, some of the finest in the city.
The property is located on Stephen Avenue with easy access to a variety of amenities such as boutique and chain retail locations, various restaurants and greenery such as Century Gardens.
- Covered and uncovered parking access
- 20-minute walk to Uptown 17 Avenue
- Located in the Downtown Commercial Core
- Easy transit access
- Number of Floors: 11
- Building Size: 235,252 sq. ft.
- Base Rent: Market
- Parking Rate (Office): $450/month (Surface)
- Leasehold Improvements: Negotiable