Wesgroup proudly accepted two top awards at the Urban Development Institute (UDI) 2014 Awards of Excellence, held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 for the following Wesgroup developments:

Best Mixed-Use Development for The Prescott; and Best Industrial Development for FedEx Freight at Pacific Link.

The UDI 2014 Awards of Excellence recognizes the outstanding contributions of developers who help shape our vibrant, livable communities. The winning projects and their respective development teams were awarded based on sustainable building and landscape features, innovative design, marketing success, as well as integration with transit and community context.

More than 700 people attended the black tie gala, celebrating achievements across a range of categories that included Best Heritage, Best Affordable, Best Urban Infill and Best in Show among the honours. In addition, distinguished industry leaders were honoured, with Wesgroup’s Beau Jarvis receiving the Maureen Enser Award.

The Prescott was the previous location of a Shell gas station that was purchased and remediated to help contribute to a better quality of life for the City of North Vancouver. This boutique high-rise building is now home to 84 families, young professionals and downsizers, as well as 60,000 sf of commercial space consisting of Blue Shore Financial’s flagship branch and four commercial units.

A former brownfield site, the FedEx Freight building is a new state-of-the-art cross-dock facility located within the master planned PacificLink Industrial Park. The building totals 46,000 square feet and was efficiently designed with 79 dock doors. It is also a BC PowerSmart certified building utilizing high-efficiency fluorescent high bay lighting, reducing energy consumption significantly.

For the UDI Award winners announcement, please click here.