Wesgroup proudly accepted two top awards at the Urban Development Institute 2012 Awards of Excellence, held on Friday, October 26, 2012 for the following Wesgroup developments:
Best Commercial Development for Building Two at Brewery District; and Best Industrial Development for the Corix Langley Gateway Facility at Gateway Park West.
“We are honoured to accept these awards from the Urban Development Institute, a great achievement for the Wesgroup team and our project partners,” said Peeter Wesik, President of Wesgroup Properties. “These awards showcase the collaborative approach we take to all of our developments, and demonstrate the diverse abilities of our collective team to deliver functional, efficient, purpose-built spaces while striving for a higher standard of design, architecture and human experience.”
The UDI 2012 Awards of Excellence recognize the contribution made by those in the development industry, who went that extra mile to create the communities that make us all proud to be a part of Metro Vancouver. These Awards are presented to the top achievers for the exceptional impact that their projects have made on our urban landscape, and celebrate the outstanding contributions of developers who have the vision to take our cities, and the people who live and work in them, into the future.
Building Two at Brewery District is the first of eight buildings on the former Labatt brewery site in New Westminster, and plays a key role in the transformation and growth of the City. The new home of the TransLink and Transit Police facility, Brewery District is a mixed-use, transit-oriented community, adjacent to the Royal Columbian Hospital and directly on SkyTrain that will comprise 1.4 million square feet of retail, office, residential and health service space on the nine-acre site at full buildout. Building Two at Brewery District has also been recognized at the recent Royal City Builder Awards for 2012, and was recognized with the top award of “Modern Commercial Building”, as well as the highly coveted People’s Choice Award for “Best Modern Commercial Building in the City”.
The Corix Langley Gateway facility at Gateway Park West is a significant building solution that will enable Corix to grow and continue to deliver upon their initiatives, while showcasing their innovate businesses and technologies through the numerous renewable energy elements integrated throughout the building. The Corix Langley Gateway Facility has also been recognized at the 2012 NAIOP and Business in Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence for “Industrial Development of the Year”, and the 2012 Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards for “Best Industrial Building”.