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3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre Opens Saturday, March 2nd

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Mark your calendar – this Saturday, March 2nd, the 3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre will open to the public for the first time, offering a preview of the residences and more information on this striking new development at the epicentre of the Surrey City Centre transformation.
The 5,000 sq.ft. Presentation Centre will showcase the countless design details that set 3 Civic Plaza apart from being just another anonymous tower. From the interior to the exterior, 3 Civic Plaza will be in a class all its own.

The show suites reflect a modern aesthetic with highly thoughtful and practical design features, including:

  • Airy open floorplans and 9’ ceilings
  • Spacious outdoor balconies 
  • Hardwood flooring, with carpet in the bedrooms and tile in the bathroom 
  • Gourmet kitchens featuring:
      • Stylish touches including mosaic glass backsplashes, LED accent lighting, and stainless steel appliances
      • Double-deep sinks with European-style faucets and sprayers, set within the countertop
      • A moveable, multi-purpose island ideal for dining, prepping and entertaining
      • Nesting drawers to maximize storage
      • A built-in tech desk (select suites)
  • Elegant bathrooms with extra-large porcelain floor tiles, ample storage, integrated tub and shower units with glass enclosures, and water-closets for added privacy
  • Built-in custom wardrobes with interior lighting and durable wood construction
  • Front-loading, high-efficiency washer and dryer units
  • Power outlets with built-in USB plugs for devices
  • And so much more

Even the exterior of the building is unique, with a shearwall featuring “guitar pick” cut-out windows that will add a cutting-edge design element unlike anything else in the Surrey cityscape.

In addition, residents of 3 Civic Plaza will have access to all of the hotel’s amenities (from the fitness centre and concierge, to room service or housekeeping), a Grand Lobby with restaurant and café, a residents-only elevator, secured underground parking, and a car sharing program.

Sales for the 3 Civic Plaza residences are expected to commence in late March.

Visit the 3 Civic Plaza Presentation Centre located at 10277 King George Blvd.

For more information and to priority register, visit 3civicplaza.ca or call 604.763.5156.

In the News: 3 Civic Plaza featured on WFLBC

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‘Civic Hotel is coming to Surrey’ reads the title of a new post on Scott Graham’s blog, WFLBC, which boasts the state of the art amenities featured in 3 Civic Plaza’s Civic Hotel. With 144 rooms, this 50 story mixed-use hotel and residential project is going to be a show stopper with features including a two story ‘glass box’ grand lobby as well as a spectacular roof garden, perfect for parties and taking in views of the city.

The project, which was designed by Vancouver-based Cotter Architects, has a ‘progressive architecture and modern design’ which reflects Surrey’s ‘South Asian cultural influences’ very well, and will soon be one of the center pieces for the new Surrey City Centre.

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In the News: 3 Civic Plaza mentioned in The Globe and Mail

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In a recent article in The Globe and Mail, Frances Bula, examines the new trend of suburban municipalities acting as corporate developers, looking for ways to make money off of the land they hold.

Despite opposition from Michael Geller, a well-known development consultant in Vancouver, who believes ‘cities developing their land with the explicit goal of making money’ is risky;  Mr. Jim Cox, who is the head of the development corporation for the City of Surrey, feels it is a smart investment that will encourage further development in Surrey City Centre.

Sean Hodgins, President of Century Group, agrees with Mr. Cox saying, ‘The local government often is one of the larger developers in a region anyway’ and expresses ‘admiration for the city’s can-do approach’. Century Group’s 3 Civic Plaza will be in the center of Surrey’s planned new downtown. 

You can read the full article here.

Civic Hotel Rooftop Garden

The Rooftop Garden

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On top of the Civic Hotel, 22 storeys above the Civic Plaza, guests and residents of 3 Civic Plaza will enjoy a rooftop garden with expansive views of City Centre and the surrounding mountains. As part of the overall hotel and residential experience, this urban oasis will be available to everyone for events, parties and get-togethers.

It will simply be stunning. Plans include covered areas for weddings, reunions and soirées, as well as open outdoor space for evenings under the stars; and at an expected 5,250 square feet, and nearly 20 feet of vertical space, there will be plenty of room for most activities.

The rooftop garden will also have water features, walkways and a number of quiet patios and private activity areas for lunchtime retreats, meet-ups, yoga and meditation, with decking made from a recycled rice husks. We’re even considering how we could integrate food stations, and carts for coffee and cocktails.

Some of the green space will be used for urban gardens, such as a number of raised beds for herbs, vegetables and garnishes — a culinary connection to the ground floor restaurant. We will also feature edible plants as a tribute to Surrey’s small-scale farms, perhaps with honey, blueberries, strawberries and salad greens. Native British Columbian flowering plants will attract and provide food sources for bees, butterflies and birds.

The benefit to our residential owners with having a commercially-owned amenity space such as this one is that all maintenance, upkeep and programming doesn’t come out of their pockets, regardless of their interest in using the facilities. Truly, this amenity on top of the hotel will be a benefit to the entire community — a place for lifestyles and leisure to come together in the middle of the new centre of city life at 3 Civic Plaza.