Civic Hotel – A Tour in Surrey’s Tallest Building
Located adjacent to City Hall in the heart of the ever-changing downtown Surrey is the new 3 Civic Plaza decorating the ever growing city skyline. Surrey604 was given a sneak peak, along with project coordinators, and Surrey’s Mayor, Linda Hepner.
3 Civic Plaza will feature the Civic Hotel, a 144 guest room hotel operated by the Marriott hotel group. Civic Hotel is set for completion in October of 2017. Franklin Jackson, General Manager of 3 Civic Plaza is excited about what this means for Surrey’s economy, and the creation of opportunity that this brings to the ever-expanding downtown core.
“This is an Icon of Surrey, it attracts businesses and travellers, which gives an opportunity for businesses to further develop and work with the City as well” Jackson even goes further into how these amenities are set up to accommodate business communication, creating a space for collaboration and a chance to drive a local economy as more businesses migrate to the city. “There is always something happening in the downtown core. This space is an opportunity to be a part of that”.
3 Civic Plaza’s residential component contains 349 condominium units, and if you’re lucky enough to get into the penthouse of the building you’ll have a spectacular view of the lower mainland. From the top of the tower on a clear day, there is no problem seeing all the way to downtown Vancouver, and the outline of Vancouver Island. From Simon Fraser University’s head campus on Burnaby Mountain, the building is easy to spot in the Surrey skyline, and when the Civic Hotel sign makes its way to the top of the building in the coming weeks, the illumination will surely be seen from Vancouver, signalling the start of Surrey’s push to accommodate its annual growth, which is double that of Vancouver.
Troy Hibbs, the man responsible for the creation of that sign over at TDH Design is visual proof that projects like these are focused on making the local global. Creating a climate where Surrey’s growth is created and maintained by businesses that are thriving in the area.
“To see Surrey Improving like it is and the impact that this building is going to have, simply put this building is the beginning of the future”
Hibbs was also keen on the attraction of Business to the area, allowing his company to support not only his local clients, but his ability to host clientele from abroad.
Mayor Hepner’s enthusiasm behind the project was also focused on the future. “This is one more step in the direction we’ve been excited to head down on.” She was also not shy to note that this project brings in a new campus for Kwantlen Polytechnic University, allowing innovation and education to be in direct vicinity of businesses and investors. Hepner is not only enthusiastic about this project, but by what this will mean for Surrey’s continually growing infrastructure, and it’s ongoing submission for more developments, improvements to rapid transit, and what will be very soon a bustling downtown core. Living up to it’s slogan, the City of Surrey really is where the future is living.