Coast Capital HQ to anchor King George re-development
Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second largest credit union, is moving its headquarters to Downtown Surrey, anchoring a massive redevelopment on the land south of King George SkyTrain.
This master planned development – King George Station – is being led by PCI Group, the developers behind the controversial transit-oriented Marine Gateway project, as well as the London Drugs building at Broadway and Cambie and the Chapters building at Robson and Howe. The project is being designed by MCMP Architects, best known for their work on the Vancouver Convention Centre West, the Bentall Five, the Great Northern Way Campus, and the Semiahmoo Library.
The project is a multi-phase mixed use office, retail, and residential complex, consisting of 1700 residential units over four towers, and almost 800,000 square feet of commercial space.
Coast Capital will anchor the development, using about 70% of a 180,000 square foot, nine-storey office building. The headquarters, scheduled to open in late 2015, will be designed to meet the organization’s goal to “change the way employees feel about work, forever”. The iconic, LEED Gold building will feature an open layout concept to foster collaboration. It will include a daycare, with preferential enrolment for children of staff, a roof-top lunchroom and deck, a fitness facility, a corporate university, bike storage and showers, and plug-in spots for electric cars.
Coast Capital is currently headquartered in Guildford, with about 70% of staff commuting from South of the Fraser. Pacific Coast Savings, Richmond Savings, and Surrey Metro Savings merged in the early 2000’s to form Coast Capital. As one of the largest private employers in Surrey, the firm has proven to be dedicated to the community with its frequent financial sponsorship of major City events.
The re-development is in its initial review stages. All designs and details are subject to change.