King George Hub ‘Phase C’ heads to Council

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PCI Developments is moving ahead with the next phase of its master-planned King George Hub development at King George Station. Following the success of ‘Phase B’ which is currently under construction, ‘Phase C’ will add a 34-storey rental apartment tower with ground floor retail to the site just east of the completed Coast Capital Savings headquarters (Phase A).

Originally planned to be an office tower site, ‘Phase C’ is to include 371 residential units, above 9,322 SF of ground floor retail. Phase C will complete the northern street edge of the internal road on site known as ‘George Junction’, as well as the Coast Capital Plaza next to Phase A. The completed plaza is intended to allow for retailer displays and seating, while serving as a direct pedestrian connection through the Hub development to King George Station.

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‘Phase C’ shown behind the existing Coast Capital Savings headquarters and to the left of currently under construction ‘Phase B’
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View of ‘Phase C’ from King George Blvd
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View of ‘Phase C’ from the east looking towards King George Station
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View of Coast Capital Plaza between Phase A and C – connecting Hub to King George Station

In terms of architecture, the tower’s design references the pair of 29 & 40-storey residential towers currently under construction as part of Phase B, with a similar wide rectangular floor plate, and prominent canopy at the top of the tower. Phase C differs however with a more ‘playful’ design, featuring shifting coloured balconies every other floor for visual interest, and a light grey window wall running down the narrow north and south sides of the tower. Punctuated black-framed windows and white paneling cover the wider east and west facades.

The retail podium of the tower also aims create visual interest and promote a human-scale environment through varied heights and materials used for each of the retail units. This reinforces a small-scale retail rhythm along the street for a comfortable and pleasant pedestrian experience.

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Punctuated windows and varied coloured balconies along east and west facades
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View from east towards King George Station
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Retail fronting Coast Capital Plaza between ‘Phase C’ and Coast Capital Savings headquarters
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View facing west of retail along George Junction – featuring varied materials and podium heights

Phase C marks the second to last phase of King George Hub – to be followed by Phase D on the remaining lands on the east end of the site. Phase D is expected to include up to 3 additional towers, bringing the total number of towers within King George Hub to 9. While it is unclear when Phase D will move forward, Phase C is expected to begin construction by next year, with occupancy targeted for summer 2022.

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King George Hub lands with ‘Phase C’ site in green and future ‘Phase D’ site to the east
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North elevation view of Phases A-C
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East elevation view of Phase A-C

For more on Phase C of King George Hub: https://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/PLR_7918-0095-00.pdf

Concord Pacific launches next phase ‘Park George’

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Concord Pacific has launched marketing for its next and final phase of its ‘Park’ development near King George Station. Named ‘Park George’ following Park Place, Park Avenue, and Park Boulevard, the twin tower project is now open for registration on the Park George website.

The project which received 3rd reading on June 25, 2018 and Final Adoption just a month later on July 23, 2018, has moved swiftly through the approvals process, and is expected to begin construction within the coming year. As reported back in June, the project will feature a pair of 35 & 39-storey towers adjacent to, and integrated with, Quibble Creek Park at 13778 100 Ave.

Completion is targeted for Spring 2022.

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Concord proceeds to Council with next phase of ‘Park’ towers.

The next phase of Concord Pacific’s ‘Park’ community near King George Station is moving forward to Council on June 11 seeking approvals to develop a pair of 35 & 39 storey towers at 13778 100 Avenue. Located just to the east of their recently completed ‘Park Avenue’ towers, this latest, so-far unnamed project, will be the 4th phase of Concord’s ‘Park’ community following Park Place, Park Avenue, and the now under construction Park Boulevard. The 2 new towers will bring the total number of Concord towers in the community to 8. The ‘Park’ name refers to the community’s setting surrounding Quibble Creek Park.

From the Planning Report to Council, Concord is proposing to subdivide the site into 2 lots – the north lot to contain the 2-tower project, and the south lot to be conveyed to the City as an addition to Quibble Creek Park. The northern-most tower fronting 100 Avenue will be 35-storeys (348 ft), while the southern tower will be 39-storeys (377 ft.), containing a total of 676 units, above a 2-storey podium consisting of indoor and outdoor amenity space, as well as 7 ground-oriented townhouse units fronting 100 Avenue.

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As for design – the towers feature balconies that vary in size, shape, and materials, to create visual interest. Vertical blue strips run down the towers fading from dark to light blue – referencing a waterfall. Other references to water include blue paving patterns containing in-ground lights and glass bricks within the pedestrian walkways leading from Quibble Creek Park to a water feature in the centre of a plaza. This water feature serves as a focal point that can be seen from the 100 Avenue entrance, the tower lobby, and greenway to the east.

The two towers will connect and integrate with Quibble Creek Park to the south, as well as the Park Avenue towers to the west through an expanded greenway / path system. A generous sized lawn along the greenway will be provided as flex space for residents. Large planting areas with naturalistic character will help to integrate the greenway into the naturalized landscape of Quibble Creek Park.

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In addition to the project’s access to and integration with its natural park setting, other outdoor amenities to be provided on the podium’s roof include a sunbathing deck, outdoor yoga area, children’s play area and putting green. Indoor amenities include a gym, study and meeting room, pilates and exercise room, indoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna, change rooms, and table tennis.

The project is targeted to be constructed and ready for occupancy by March 2022.

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For more on the project:

http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/PLR_7917-0363-00.pdf

King George Hub ‘Phase B’ sells out

toavy4nPCI Development’s King George Hub project has officially sold out both residential towers within Phase B of the project. The 40-storey tower first went to market in October, quickly selling out, followed by the 29-storey tower in November. Phase B will also include a 15-storey office tower, 2-storey stand-alone restaurant, as well as over 100,000 sq.ft. of retail space integrated with a plaza.

According to the King George Hub Sales Team, over 12,000 people registered as interested purchasers for the 738 units. Given this unprecedented demand for a condo project in Surrey City Centre, units were allocated through a lottery system. Of those units sold:

  • 697 were purchased by local residents
  • 1 in 4 were first-time home buyers
  • 65% of buyers currently live within 20km
  • 30% of buyers currently live in Vancouver

wso3bz1With the success of King George Hub selling out so quickly, PCI developments has indicated that they are now moving forward with plans for Phase C of the project, which should include 1 additional residential tower to the east of the existing Coast Capital Savings headquarters. A future Phase D is set to follow that with space for up to 3 more towers, however detailed plans for both sites have yet to be finalized or released.

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Plan showing King George Hub Phasing – Future phases C & D to the north and east of Phase B

With sales now complete, and final approval in place, it is expected that Phase B of King George Hub will begin construction by Spring 2018. This should be joined by Concord Pacific’s 42-storey Park Boulevard project just north of King George Station around the same time, making for 4 new towers starting construction within the area immediately surrounding King George Station. For more on King George Hub:

http://kinggeorgehub.com

Park Avenue West opens in Surrey City Centre

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Concord Pacific’s Park Avenue West has finally opened near King George Station in Surrey City Centre. The tower which began construction in 2014, is the taller twin to Park Avenue East which opened in late 2016.

Standing at 39 Storeys tall, Park Avenue West not only adds another condo tower to the area, but also completes the the Park Avenue development, bringing with it a number of resort-style amenities, new public plaza space, walkways open to the public, lighting features, and a corner fountain with spotlights that illuminates the building in changing purple and blue tones at night. Park Avenue is the successor to the original 3 Park Place towers at King George Station, and is set to be followed by Park Boulevard which is expected to break ground by next year.

The opening of Park Avenue has quickly given a new feel to the area. A walk through the new public plaza, pathway, and amenity areas provides a good sense the future feel of Surrey City Centre, and the King George Station area in particular, with the quality of urban design and landscaping on-par and comparable to areas of Coal Harbour and Concord Pacific’s False Creek neighbourhood. With a number of new developments set to break ground within the next year in the immediate vicinity, the area’s transformation will only continue.

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New corner fountain at Whalley Blvd + 100 Avenue featuring coloured spotlights.
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View west along 100 Avenue of Park Avenue West lobby
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View east on 100 Avenue of Park Avenue West entrance
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View of the Park Avenue parking access area
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New public pathway connecting to Whalley Blvd
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Parking Garage entry and pool deck to the right
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View further back along new public pathway
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Private pool within Park Avenue amenity area
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Horizontal lighting feature on top of Park Avenue West and East
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Pool deck within private amenity area
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Amenity area tennis court along new public path
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Park Avenue West and East as seen from King George Station
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Park Avenue West and East with Park Place in forefront from King George Station
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Purple toned lighting feature on Park Avenue West as seen from 100 Avenue

For more on Park Avenue:

https://www.parkavenueliving.ca

Concord Pacific’s final ‘Park Place’ tower heading to Council Jan 16

Concord Pacific’s final tower as part of their ‘Park Place’ development is heading to Surrey Council on Monday for Development Permit and Development Variance Permit. While the 42-storey tower is on the same site as the 3 original ‘Park Place’ towers, it’s been known since late last year that it will be marketed as a separate project ‘Park Boulevard‘ instead.

The tower will finally complete the block to the adjacent north of King George Station, adding a row of townhomes along Whalley Blvd across from Quibble Creek Park, and provide new public plaza space connecting to the existing Park Place plaza, retail, and transit station. In total the project will add 419 new residential units to the area. While similar in design to the original 3 towers, it will be differentiated through the use of contrasting charcoal and white coloured materials, and slightly different massing. Its height at 42 storeys will also help to punctuate the “table top” skyline in the vicinity.

With the DP and DVP moving forward, and the tower already under marketing it’s possible that the project could see start of construction by the end of the year or early 2018.

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