Design for Civic Facility Unveiled in Canada

11 January 2011 (Last Updated January 11th, 2011 18:30)

The design of a planned $35m multi-use civic facility in British Columbia, Canada, has been unveiled to the New Westminster City Council for review. Architecture firms Hughes Condon Marler and Musson Cattell Mackey have undertaken the preliminary design concept. Developer Up

The design of a planned $35m multi-use civic facility in British Columbia, Canada, has been unveiled to the New Westminster City Council for review.

Architecture firms Hughes Condon Marler and Musson Cattell Mackey have undertaken the preliminary design concept.

Developer Uptown Property Group has partnered with the city on the project.

The 8,548m² facility will include retail space and a restaurant in the main lobby entrance.

The second floor will feature an art gallery, museum and teaching space, and storage and support, with an arts function space planned for the second and third floors.

The third floor will also feature a theatre and administration offices.

The rest of the 11-storey building is planned to be office space with Uptown Property Group planning to construct a 12,077m² commercial office tower.

Construction is expected to begin in mid 2011 with a slated completion date of December 2013.

The project will be financed by gaming funds, according to bclocalnews.com.