The Crag X Indoor Climbing Centre is a bold and significant investment in downtown Victoria that offers residents access to a world class urban climbing centre. To create an open interior space, this building was designed with 50’ perimeter insulated precast concrete wall panels. Story Construction’s crew had the challenging task of erecting and placing the 80,000 lb panels within inches of adjoining properties, all within the span of five days. The expansive glass storefront maximizes natural light for climbers and the building’s specialized mechanical systems are designed to ensure a fresh air environment, which can be a challenge for chalk filled indoor gyms. The interior climbing walls were imported from a specialized Bulgarian company and installed onsite.
This striking and dynamic building has led the way in the revitalization of the streetscape and culture of the Pandora corridor.