The first phase of Centre Block in Surrey will consist of 1.4 million square feet of office and commercial space and an expanded SFU campus.
The development site is the former North Surrey Recreation Centre, which closed in late 2019. It’s located between the Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza and the Central City Shopping Centre, and adjacent to SkyTrain.
The Surrey City Development Corporation is spearheading redevelopment of the parcel. The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association says phase one will consist of 1,446,088 square feet of office and commercial space, next to the Civic Plaza and Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.
The Centre Block redevelopment includes:
- several new office towers
- an expanded SFU campus
- retail space
- a covered transit plaza integrated with a revamped Surrey Central Station.
Renderings: Centre Block Surrey
A separate development application is also underway to subdivide the current bus loop and parking lot on the site, in order to create a new alignment of 102A Avenue, and facilitate future Centre Block phases.
Over 10,000 new residential units under review
The redevelopment of the former recreation centre is one of two major development applications submitted in Surrey City Centre over the past month.
WestStone Group has submitted a development application for a mixed-use residential, office, and retail project on the site of a former mobile home park, across from Surrey Memorial Hospital. It will include 920 residential units and 10,841 square feet of commercial space.
The Centre Block and WestStone Group projects are just two of several major developments set to transform downtown Surrey.
According to the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, there are 34 major development applications under initial review in City Centre representing:
- 10,800+ residential units
- 2.1 million square feet office space
- 75,000+ square feet retail space