Portland Commons is a modern high-performance office building that focuses on creating a health and wellness-focused flexible space to support the demands of the new workplace. Sweeny &Co’s concept was inspired by the light-filled lofty ceilings of the heritage and industrial buildings that surround the site and reflects our belief that smart densification honors the past and embraces the future. The new 56,000 sq m tower rises adjacent to the two heritage office buildings with a Courtyard that optimizes the ground plane by creating mid-block connections through the site. Multiple entrance lobbies serve 4 cores/elevator banks providing the opportunity for dedicated tenant entrances and lobbies with enhanced security or corporate branding. More than 1300 sq m of ground floor retail is accessible by Front Street and Portland Street and from within the lobby, animating the streetscape and enhancing the community appeal. The interior office floors range in size from 1859 sq m to 5483 sq m providing a variety of space planning options for tenants. The multiple core design minimizes the need for common corridors, and distributes services (mechanical HVAC, electrical, data) most efficiently across the large floor plates. The building is targeting LEED Platinum Core & Shell, and Commercial Interiors, as well as WELL Building Gold Certification and WiredScore’s Wired Certification- Platinum. Operable windows contribute to the healthy ventilation of the building; Modular raised floor throughout the office space allows for healthier and more energy efficient underfloor air delivery (UFAD) which provides personal control of HVAC for each occupant by easily adjustable personal floor diffusers; The green roof and 13 outdoor terraces ranging from 26 sq m to 845 sq m help to connect occupants to the outdoors, to natural daylight and fresh air for improved occupant health and wellness among other strategies.