10275 City Parkway — the 3.4-acre, city-owned site, known as the Centre Block, composed of the former North Surrey Recreation Centre, TransLink’s Surrey Central bus loop, and a surface parking lot.
The project was originally conceived by the Surrey City Development Corporation, a for-profit real estate development firm owned by the city, which was dissolved and absorbed by the municipality last year. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and Adamson Architects, there would be two towers interconnected by a large podium spanning the recreation centre and bus loop sites.
The first phase consists of a 738-ft-tall (225 m), 47-storey office tower closer to the northeast corner of the site, making it not only one of Metro Vancouver’s tallest buildings, but also the tallest office building — exceeding The Stack currently under construction in downtown Vancouver.
A second phase to the west entails a 328-ft-tall (100 m), 19-storey office tower, proposed as a timber structure.
Altogether, both towers would have a combined total floor area of 1.37 million sq ft — comparable to the 1.5 million sq ft of the original four office towers of Bentall Centre, and the 1.3 million sq ft of The Post redevelopment.
The uses include 1.18 million sq ft AAA office space, 153,000 sq ft of institutional space, and 23,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space. According to the municipal government, Surrey City Centre is currently underserved with qualify office space, as demand exceeds supply. The federal government is speculated to be a major anchor tenant of this office space.
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