Progress continues on the SFU Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering Building and Prime on the Plaza. As of July 5, work is progressing on the 17th floor of Prime on the Plaza and the 4th floor of SFU. Of notable interest is the large atrium taking shape within the new Bing Thom designed SFU building, which is already starting to have a dominating presence over University Dr. It is expected that both buildings will top out by the end of the year and be complete in 2018.
Reliance Properties and MacDonald Development’s Prime on the Plaza is beginning to rise quickly now over University Drive. Over the past month the building’s 4-storey townhouse / retail podium has taken shape, with work on the tower floors now progressing at a rate of about 1 floor per week. With the tower now 7 floors above ground, and 30 floors left to go, it could reach it’s final height by the end of the year, in roughly 30 weeks or 8 months.
To the adjacent south of the project, SFU’s Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Building also continues to progress quickly, with that project now 1 floor above ground for much of the site, and work beginning on the 2nd floor.
Prime on the Plaza is beginning to shape the new intersection of University Dr and 103 Ave. As of April 6, the retail/townhouse podium of the building had reached 4-storeys along University Dr, and 3-storeys further back along future 103 Ave. The podium will eventually reach 4-storeys for the entire base of the building, before the tower begins to rise above it to a height of 37-storeys.
MacDonald Development / Reliance Properties’ Prime on The Plaza has begun its rise over the past few weeks. As of February 23, the retail / townhouse podium of the building had reached 2 storeys, and is now starting to transform the streetscape along University Drive. The podium, which will contain retail fronting University Drive, and townhouse units fronting 103 Ave, will soon rise to a height of 4 storeys before transitioning to the tower portion of the building, which will then rise to 37 storeys. When complete, the building will anchor a newly created corner intersection at future 103 Avenue and University Drive. It will also directly abut the future SFU Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering building, currently under construction to the south.
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.