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In the News: Civic Hotel, part of 3 Civic Plaza, announced in the Vancouver Sun

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Civic Hotel, part of Century Group’s $150-million 3 Civic Plaza development which also includes residential, office and retail space in Surrey City Centre, was profiled today in the Vancouver Sun.

As the article reveals, this new 144-room hotel in Surrey City Centre will be managed by Century Group, but it will bear the flag of a “well-known international hotel chain”, and is expected to open in 2015. It is projected that 40,000 guests a year will use the Civic Hotel.

“This is the first hotel-residence development in Surrey and the first hotel of this quality to be built in Surrey in 20 years. Since the Sheraton Guildford was opened, there has been no major hotel built south of the Fraser,” said Sean Hodgins, President of Century Group.

This new hotel is excellent news for the Surrey City Centre economy. The hotel is expected to create 200 construction jobs and 50 full-time jobs when open, and bring in $3.6 million of ancillary revenue a year to surrounding businesses.

Click here for the full Vancouver Sun article.

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3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre Grand Opening set for Late February 2013

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Pre-sales for the 3 Civic Plaza residences will begin in late February 2013, marked by the opening of the presentation centre which will be located at 10277 King George Boulevard; just 50 metres from the building site.

The presentation centre includes both a fully-furnished one- and two- bedroom display suite that features a built-in projection system display that simulates the 360˚ views from various floors up the residential tower. In addition, there will be a large presentation area with a replica of the building’s signature ‘guitar pick’ windows looking on to a small-scale interactive model, complete with three-foot-tall touchscreen tours, video segments, and information panels.

The design and construction of the presentation centre was a collaborative effort of the developer, Century Group, Colliers International, Cotter Architects, and the interior design team ZGF Architects out of Portland, Oregon. Residential sales and marketing for 3 Civic Plaza are being overseen by Colliers International Residential Marketing.

For people who work or live in close proximity to 3 Civic Plaza, Century Group is offering a preferred purchaser program called “Walk Live Work”, which offers a limited amount of residential inventory to select groups prior to the public sales launch. This program is designed to inspire a walk to work culture, and attract buyers who are already personally invested in the local neighbourhood.

To learn more about the “Walk Live Work” program and/or schedule a preview appointment, please contact the 3 Civic Plaza sales team at 604 763-5156 or click here to Register.

3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre
10277 King George Boulevard
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday         1 pm – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday    12 noon – 5 pm

Fridays                                  (closed)

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In The News: 3 Civic Plaza featured in BC Business Magazine

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Century Group’s 3 Civic Plaza was featured in the latest edition of BC Business Magazine. “Drive past Surrey’s Civic Plaza and it’s obvious that something grand is coming to life” reads the first line of the article, and its true. The President of Century Group, Sean Hodgins, boasts how “nothing like 3 Civic plaza has (ever) been built outside Vancouver”, which makes this project very exciting for both Century Group as well as Surrey City Centre. The project is described as raising the bar and  truly setting the standard for other projects in Surrey going forward.

In The News: ‘Shelley Fralic: We have seen the future of cool, and it is Surrey’

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In a recent article written by Shelley Fralic for The Vancouver Sun, 3 Civic Plaza was mentioned as one of the contributing factors in helping Surrey become ‘cool’. The article outlines Mayor Dianne Watts’ visions for changing Surrey’s persona and transforming people’s perceptions about living in the suburbs. Her goal is for people to realize that they don’t have to sacrifice lifestyle for affordable housing.

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The Lobby

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What better way to begin our narrative on 3 Civic Plaza than to invite you in through the Lobby — the great room concept that will be both our entrance to the building and our social salon for residents, locals, and world travellers alike. Yes, the building itself will be beautiful, and iconic, and the tallest tower South of the Fraser. But, consider that what will make it most valuable is the Lobby. The Lobby is the hub that connects all the uses of the building with the broader spaces in and around the Civic Plaza, Surrey City Centre, and the Metro Vancouver region.

Our innovation was to dispense with the traditional lobby approach: one of keeping various entrances and elevator banks sequestered and separate. Instead, we merged our entrances into one grand lobby shared equally by the residences, the offices, and the hotel. On the surface, this may not seem like much of an ‘innovation’, but a shared lobby fundamentally changes the way people interact with each other in what essentially becomes a public space in a private building.

Collaboratively designed by BC-based Cotter Architects and Portland-based ZGF Architects, The Lobby is unlike anything we’ve developed before. The soaring two story “glass box” lobby is punctuated by a ceiling and back wall constructed of faceted walnut panels that are trimmed in maple. The lobby design is a multi-cultural expression that draws inspiration from the surrounding forests and the rich regional history of the timber industry. A modern sculptural staircase of walnut, stainless steel and glass is centrally located in the lobby. The stair acts as a hub that houses reception and concierge functions and draws guests to the second level amenities, which include the ballrooms, meeting rooms and an overlook to the Lobby and Civic Plaza.

The Lobby is modern and comfortable, with a market café and seating that invites both social conversation and opportunity for more confidential discussions in private pockets throughout the space. It is a place for work, and relaxation.

Think of The Lobby as a social hub: an open space concept designed for people to connect, collaborate, and caffeinate. A place that doesn’t shut down after five o’clock after the Surrey City Hall closes it doors for the day. A space for people to get together for business and leisure, and a place to connect hotel guests, tower residents, and office tenants to the Civic Plaza.

The Lobby, then, welcomes the world. At the centre of this new city, formerly known as a suburb called Surrey, the new urbanist becomes ambassador. With a ‘civic state of mind’, and engaged with what Surrey is becoming — a home to the new face of Canada – our citizens will welcome thousands of Canadian and International travellers alike through its doors.