Enbridge adds vibrancy, energy to Edmonton skyline

The Kelly Ramsey Tower will be renamed Enbridge Centre.

New Kelly Ramsey Tower to be renamed Enbridge Centre

What’s in a name?

In the case of Enbridge Centre, it’s all about commitment.

The first new tower in Edmonton’s financial district in 25 years, previously known as the Kelly Ramsey Tower during its construction phase, will be officially designated Enbridge Centre when its corporate tenants begin moving in this fall.

About two-thirds of Enbridge’s downtown Edmonton workforce, which totals more than 2,100, will be located at Enbridge Centre. Enbridge is one of the largest private-sector tenants in downtown Edmonton, leasing about 664,000 square feet of office space in the city core.

“We’re proud that such an innovative and attractive tower, right in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown core, will bear the Enbridge name,” says Leon Zupan, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Enbridge’s Liquids Pipelines group. “We see this as another example of our ongoing commitment to the vibrancy and energy of downtown Edmonton.”

Enbridge had previously announced in December 2014 that we would be consolidating our downtown Edmonton operations—centralizing our workforce from a total of six buildings to Kelly Ramsey Tower and Manulife Place, the two tallest and newest edifices in the city core.

Enbridge’s employees and contractors will occupy 14 floors within Enbridge Centre. Other tenants will include KPMG, Field Law and Parlee McLaws LLP.

“Despite having many other location choices, Enbridge has made a powerful commitment to the heart of Edmonton’s downtown core with this project,” developer John Day, of Kelly Ramsey Limited Partnership, had said at the time of Enbridge’s consolidation announcement. “We are proud to work with Enbridge, a great Canadian company and a key player in our city’s economy.”

The 25-storey Enbridge Centre, located at 100A Street and Rice Howard Way, has immediate connectivity to Edmonton’s financial core, and plans to attain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification—one of the highest standards for environmental sustainability.

In 2015, Enbridge’s corporate tenancy in Edmonton’s downtown core translated to more than $4.4 million in property tax revenue.