Iconic new “gateway” development defines Surrey City Centre’s footprint
The intersection of King George Boulevard at Fraser Highway is about to become one of Surrey’s main focal points, with an attractive new development for those who want to have the convenience of living in Surrey’s City Centre, and perhaps working or studying there too. Avani Centre is a 30-storey high-rise at “King and Fraser” that will become a new gateway landmark on the southern approach to the City Centre.
The first seven floors will be home to a new Hilton-branded hotel, providing much-needed quality hospitality and meeting space as economic and business growth continues to add to the critical mass of Surrey’s City Centre. With more than 100 hotel rooms, it’s ideally located for those visiting the growing medical and research district surrounding Surrey Memorial Hospital. Above the hotel levels, starting on the eighth floor, Avani Centre will offer more than 180 residential homes rising as high as 30 storeys.
Apartment homes ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom suites will have views northward to the North Shore mountains, and south to the medical district and South Surrey, all from expansive, fully-covered balconies. There will also be a limited number of ground-level city homes. All are just steps away from Holland Park, Central City Shopping Centre, SFU-Surrey, the Surrey Memorial Hospital medical district, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and Innovation Boulevard.
Avani Centre’s location is especially convenient for health care workers and researchers who, for the first time, have an opportunity to own new homes with the amenities of an urban high-rise development practically next door. By combining a hotel and residences in one development, residents will also be able to take advantage of the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool on a membership basis.
In addition, they will have their own amenities exclusively reserved for residents, boasting a rooftop deck including outdoor kitchen and lounge, fire pit patio, enclosed dog run, benches amongst the landscaping, planked yoga deck, indoor amenity space with an entertainment lounge with kitchen, lounge seating, video gaming room, billiards table, meeting room, and direct access to the previously mentioned outdoor amenity.
Avani Centre will also be ideal for others who wish to live in Surrey and commute to Vancouver, which is just 35 minutes away from the King George SkyTrain station across the street. “King and Fraser” has also been chosen as the site of a future Surrey LRT commuter rail station. Developing Avani Centre at this location also provides established businesses in Surrey City Centre with an opportunity to increase business and economic activity to be generated by the new local residents living nearby, or perhaps even hire potential new employees.
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“We believe in, and invest in, Surrey which continues to grow and has a bright future,” says developer Riaz Virani, whose family has investments in other businesses in Surrey. “We know people want excellent quality, value, location, and opportunities to be a part of the local community and economy without having to live far away. Avani Centre will provide homes for permanent residents and hospitality for visitors in a part of Surrey that is attracting more and more attention because of the many great things happening here.”
The development’s dynamic and exceptionally stunning exterior is designed by renowned architect Maxime Frappier of acdf*architecture in combined efforts with Architecture49 Inc. The building’s exterior compliments its modern interiors. Homeowners can choose between two designer colour schemes, Gold or Silver, created by award-winning Giraffe Design.