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Akimbo: Stand Apart in Brentwood

Nov 18 2018 Akimbo

Coming this fall to Burnaby’s Brentwood neighbourhood is a highrise residence so different that even its name means to stand proud and tall.

Introducing Akimbo, a spectacular tower with a bold architecture unlike anything seen before — an innovative pattern of angled and offset balconies creates the sensation this building is actually a dramatic sculpture soaring 40 storeys above a lively new and distinctly pedestrian-friendly High Street. There’s a sense of animation and engagement that’s sure to have people saying, “Oh, you mean that building.”

Nothing Less than Exceptional

“Akimbo is going to be a trophy residence that will set a new standard for architectural design outside downtown Vancouver,” says David Zigelman, project manager. “This is the best location in Brentwood. You’re on a quiet street between two SkyTrain stations, minutes to Brentwood Mall with its diverse array of top-tier restaurants and high-end retailers, plus you’re only a block from cycling routes.” All this, and yet there’s a sense of serenity, too, thanks to the building being set back from the main traffic routes. “Being at the corner of Dawson and Madison means you’re out of all the hustle and bustle of Lougheed, even though it’s still highly accessible to all the urban amenities of this rapidly growing community,” says Zigelman. “Brentwood truly is a neighbourhood on the rise.”

Amenities to Move You

Of course, with so many onsite amenities, you just might find yourself staying home more often. Here are just a few hints. Akimbo residents will have access to a 24-hour concierge and more than 8,100 sq. ft. of private amenity space, including an indoor party room with kitchen, dining table, sleek lounge and TV area, as well as a guest suite. Then there’s the outdoor podium courtyard with a barbecue, a dining area, multiple sitting areas, open lawn, garden plots and a children’s play area. And to promote a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle, there’s a fully equipped fitness centre. And here are two more bonuses: An electric vehicle charge station and every Akimbo home comes with driving credits for the multiple, onsite car co-ops.

Akimbo will offer 350 homes ranging from one- to three-bedrooms. Presentation centre opens soon. Be sure to priority register now, as this rare offering is already attracting plenty of attention. Visit or call 604.359.7728 for more information as it’s released.