The Lang Tannery

151 Charles St. West
Kitchener

The Lang Tannery

Local BusinessCleaned-Up/Rebuilt SiteHistorical FeatureDiverse Neighborhood

Overview

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Bounded by Victoria, Charles, Frances and Joseph streets and across the street from The University of Waterloo, Health Sciences Centre, "The Tannery" will be a vibrant community where diverse users can share space and ideas.

The Tannery will be a key "convergence centre" in Kitchener where creativity and business will flourish - a place that will help companies recruit and retain a new generation of employees, and a place that caters to people beyond the nine-to-five.

New tenants from the technology, digital media, and life sciences industries will interact with existing artisans, graphic designers, photographers, in the 350,000 sq. ft. complex that is now being redeveloped - space that has real character, with open floor plans, exposed brick and beam and a host of modern amenities.

The Tannery's central courtyard will be a venue for special events and festivals, where a passerby can enjoy a cappuccino at the outdoor cafe or a music lover can catch a jazz concert. Renovations have already begun.

A new entrance lobby will be built off Victoria Street. Walkways will bring pedestrians into the development, which will also feature a gallery celebrating the building's industrial heritage. Additional parking will be added for retail users at Charles and Victoria Streets.

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The Lang Tannery complex is one of the first substantial examples of the redevelopment of downtown Kitchener into a 'creative space'. The Tannery is a great example of creative re-use of existing historic built assets and has attracted several high-tech companies as tenants. It has positioned itself as an incubator for further creative projects within the downtown core.

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Great example of adaptive re-use and a bold and daring development investment in a brownfield site that will reap many benefits. This conversion of an abandoned warehouse is turning this major intersection downtown into a destination site; providing significant high-salaried employment of creative-class talent that will contribute significantly to the liveliness and prosperity of downtown Kitchener over the coming years.

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The Lang Tannery complex is one of the first substantial examples of the redevelopment of downtown Kitchener into a 'creative space'. The Tannery is a great example of creative re-use of existing historic built assets and has attracted several high-tech companies as tenants. It has positioned itself as an incubator for further creative projects within the downtown core.

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Great example of adaptive re-use and a bold and daring development investment in a brownfield site that will reap many benefits. This conversion of an abandoned warehouse is turning this major intersection downtown into a destination site; providing significant high-salaried employment of creative-class talent that will contribute significantly to the liveliness and prosperity of downtown Kitchener over the coming years.

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