Crane installation at Prime on the Plaza

The crane has now been installed at the Prime on the Plaza project on University Drive and 103 Avenue. Prime is a 37-storey mixed-use retail and condominium development across from Surrey City Centre Library and Civic Plaza that is expected to be completed in 2018. The project will add nearly 400 tower residential units as well as street-fronting retail and townhomes.








Coming Soon: HQ Condos

Quick look at the upcoming HQ Condominiums project on 140 St at 106 Ave in Surrey City Centre. HQ by Porte Homes comprises three 6-storey buildings, and is scheduled for completion in late 2018. The development will help to define Surrey City Centre’s eastern edge along 140 St on land that is currently occupied by large, mostly vacant suburban lots. The buildings will create more of an urban streetscape along 140 St and are consistent with the height and density envisioned for this area in the City Centre Plan.





PHOTO UPDATE: Park Avenue by Concord Pacific

Concord Pacific’s Park Avenue is beginning to transform the look and feel of 100 Avenue. The East tower is now topped out with the West tower catching up. A row of townhomes that line 100 Ave between the 2 towers are beginning to form a nice streetscape with the mature tree canopy already in place. A new parking meter has also recently been installed indicating that there will be on-street parking which should help to buffer traffic from the sidewalk to create a better pedestrian environment.

Park Avenue is expected to be completed later this year / early 2017. The development features numerous amenities including rooftop lounges, tennis courts, a pool, spa, fitness centre, and golf.







PHOTO UPDATE: Construction Hoarding Gone at University District

The construction hoarding has finally come down at Bosa Property’s University District at 104 Ave & University Dr. Work continues on the exterior and interior of the building as it gets a coat of white paint, new sidewalks, and other finishing touches.

No sign yet on what retail may be going in at street level. There are currently 5 retail units listed for lease on ranging between 490 – 922 sq.ft. The 2nd floor of the podium is up for lease as office space with a total of 5,603 sq.ft. Availability is set for Q1 2017.




Surrey City Centre – Active Major Construction

Part 1 of a comprehensive round-up of projects in Surrey City Centre. The map below shows the currently active major construction projects underway. In total, there are 6 residential/mixed use towers and 2 mid-rise office buildings underway. Details on each project can be found below.

Part 2 (upcoming) will include a round-up of all major development applications in process in Surrey City Centre.



3 Civic Plaza (48 storeys) – Hotel, Residential, Office, Retail, University
Address: 13483 103 Ave
Estimated Completion: Fall 2017



Park Avenue (39 & 42 storeys) – Residential
Address: 13696 100 Ave
Estimated Completion: Fall 2016/Winter 2017



University District – Alumni Tower (33 storeys) – Residential, Office, Retail
Address: 13398 104 Ave
Estimated Completion: Fall 2016



Prime (37 storeys) – Residential, Retail
Address: 13399 103 Ave
Estimated Completion: Spring 2018



Evolve (36 storeys) – Residential, Office, Retail
Address: 10322 133 St
Estimated Completion: Spring 2018



City Centre 2 (12 storeys) – Office, Retail
Address: 9639 137A St
Estimated Completion: Fall 2017



Gateway Place (5 storeys) – Office, Retail
Address: 13479 108 Ave
Estimated Completion: Spring 2017




SFU to begin first phase of Surrey expansion

The long awaited expansion of Surrey’s SFU campus is set to be underway soon. A development application was recently submitted to the City of Surrey to permit the construction of a new 5 storey Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering Building on land currently occupied by 2 parking lots at the northwest corner of 102 Ave and University Dr.

The final design of the building has not yet been released, but will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the streetscape and neighbourhood when complete, adding to other development in the area such as the currently under construction 37-storey Prime condominium tower to the adjacent north.

As part of the project, 102A Avenue will be re-aligned to create a new intersection where the Surrey Central Skytrain Station bus loop currently exists, setting the stage for the coming removal of the bus loop itself. The current lane / pathway will also close as part of the project, and be reconstructed as a new north-south urban green lane along the west edge of the site, linking to Prime.

Excavation could be underway as soon as later this year, with completion expected in 2019. More details to come.