Photography ©Keith Panel Systems (KPS)
Opened in May of 2018, City Centre 2 is the latest envisioned component of Lark Group’s Health and Technology District. The 185,000 square foot LEED Gold building sits just north of Surrey Memorial Hospital and is part of the rapidly growing health and technology sector in B.C.
Larry Fisher, President of Lark Group, explains, “The Health and Technology District and our City Centre buildings are a unique ecosystem that serves as catalysts for translating emerging technologies into life changing innovations that attract thought leaders and innovative companies from across Canada and beyond.”
The plan for the district includes eight buildings in the area that contribute massively to the local economy by producing 15,000 jobs and $1.1 billion annually. Safe Software, Surrey technology powerhouse, is considered the anchor tenant of the building which takes over 50,000 square feet of the commercial office space.
The new building features the brand’s new office facility, a cafeteria, fitness center, rooftop garden terrace and as the architects describe, “…green space with a multi-level deck and walking path.” As Safe Software President and Co-Founder Don Murray states, “Expanding our headquarters into the Health and Technology District is a pivotal move for Safe Software that will grow our company and take us to the next level.”
To match City Centre 1, creating a cohesive aesthetic, the exterior of City Centre 2 utilizes the same Alucobond Spectra Cupral finish. The orange appearance of the aluminum composite changes color based on viewpoint and variations in both artificial and natural light. Vancouver-based Keith Panel Systems fabricated the ACM panels.
Wensley Architecture also completed the design for CC2, and similar to CC1, the exterior features an abundance of glass and metallic components to offer a contemporary appearance meant to entice potential tenants and passersby.
Construction for the next phase, the highly anticipated City Centre 3, has already begun.
information and photography courtesy of Urban Surrey