Photos: James Bombales
Two years after officially breaking ground, construction at Fleur Condos is racing towards completion as crews begin pouring the top six floors of the 29-storey residence.
The condominium by Menkes Developments was designed by architectsAlliance and features three distinct forms: a three-storey podium, the main residential tower and an upper section with six levels that are slightly angled off and cantilevered from the rest of the structure.
With the final leg now underway, the tower crane has been dismantled and workers are now using a mini crane to finish the top three levels. Meanwhile, the exterior’s black cladding and window wall system are now installed up to the 21st floor. This consists of dark aluminum panels that frame rectangular-shaped windows and contrasts with the podium’s limestone cladding. When complete, the podium will feature a series of retail spaces fronting Church and Shuter Streets, along with a triangular rooftop amenity area for residents.
Inside, Fleur houses a total of 320 one- to three-bedroom suites ranging from 525 to 1,124 square feet. Standard features and finishes include laminate floors in main living areas, porcelain tile in bathrooms, soaker tubs, marble-topped vanities and a full kitchen appliance package.
In addition to the rooftop patio, residents will have access to a 24-hour concierge, media room, kids room with child-friendly flooring, and a fitness centre with a separate studio room for exercise classes or yoga.
Construction at Fleur is expected to be completed before the end of this year and available suites are currently priced from the upper $600,000s.