Microsoft has plans to make further inroads with its corporate presence in downtown Vancouver, as the multinational tech giant will be opening a new additional office location in Gastown. The company will be taking over all 75,000 sq. ft. of office space at the under-construction office building at 155 Water Street, according to a new market update by NAI Commercial. This is a significant office location, roughly half the size of Microsoft’s 2016-opened, 142,000-sq-ft office within the CF Pacific Centre building at 1111 West Georgia Street. Close to 1,000 people work at the company’s office location above the Nordstrom department store. The firm has another office location at 858 Beatty Street, near BC Place Stadium at the edge of Yaletown. Construction on the new seven-storey Gastown building — developed by Chip Wilson’s Low Tide Properties, and designed by local architectural firm Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership — began last year. The office portion will occupy the top six floors, while the ground level will be utilized as retail and restaurant space, totalling 8,000 sq. ft. of space across the three streetfront units. The new building, which incorporates and restores compon...