Wire and cable distributor Texcan has consolidated its operations at a custom 105k SF office/warehouse at Wesgroup Properties’ Pacific Link Business Park in Surrey. Developer David Wesik walks us through the deal.

Texcan moved its distribution centre from Anacis Island to a 75k SF build-to-suit warehouse at Pacific Link. The complex includes a 30k SF office for 100 staffers, so Texcan can consolidate admin functions of its local sister companies. This is the largest facility at Wesgroup’s 84-acre park, also home to FedEx Freight, Hostess/Frito Lay, Pacific Coast Express, QuikX, Williams Machinery and Lordco Auto Parts, among others. David says the Texcan deal validates Bridgeview as a top logistical location for industrial users (with direct access  to South Fraser Perimeter Road) but also one that’s suitable for head offices.

Wesgroup signed a long-term lease with Texcan in spring 2014 and construction of the custom-designed facility, at Scott Road and 103A Avenue, took roughly a year. David says the complex’s sizeable office component is a game changer for the South Westminster/Bridgeview node. “Thirty-thousand square feet—that’s a big office deal for Surrey unto itself.” And with next to no vacant industrial land in that area, and “highly fragmented” ownership of plots, “there hasn’t been any other meaningful industrial development here.”

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