10-storey office and retail building coming to No. 3 Road and Leslie Road corner

Feb 27 2020, 6:24 pm

The southeast corner of the intersection of No. 3 Road and Leslie Road in Richmond’s Aberdeen Village district is set to become a new 115-ft-tall, 10-storey building with a mix of commercial uses.

Bene Road Development is turning the vacant site at 4700 No. 3 Road — just across the street from Superstore, and roughly midway between SkyTrain’s Aberdeen Station and Lansdowne Station — into a new building called The Landmark, with a total floor area of 78,400 sq. ft.

The site was previously occupied by a Wendy’s restaurant building.

4700 No 3 Road Richmond

Site of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Norr Architects Planners / Bene Road Development)

4700 No 3 Road Richmond

Site of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Google Maps)

The building uses entail 12,200 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space on the first two levels, with building setbacks also helping activate the public realm of Leslie Road and No. 3 Road. There will also be 66,200 sq. ft. of office space within the upper six floors.

An above-ground parkade facility with 107 vehicle parking stalls is integrated into the first four levels of the building. The facade of these parkade levels are screened from public view.

A curved two-storey glass atrium, mimicking “a lantern,” at the building’s corner with the intersection helps break up the massing.

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Artistic rendering of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Norr Architects Planners / Bene Road Development)

4700 No 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Norr Architects Planners / Bene Road Development)

4700 No 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Norr Architects Planners / Bene Road Development)

“The development provides visual interest with an anchoring comer curved bay vertical element, a pedestrian-oriented commercial podium and upper framed office floors separated with an inset horizontal band featuring colour and texture,” reads a city staff report describing the design by Norr Architects Planners.

The building is being designed to achieve a LEED Silver green building equivalency, with features such as 20 solar panels arranged in five arrays on the rooftop, and an on-site low carbon energy plant connecting to the city centre district energy utility system.

The development site is 22,400 sq. ft., giving the project a floor area ratio of 3.5 times the size of the lot.

4700 No 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Norr Architects Planners / Bene Road Development)

4700 No 3 Road Richmond

Uses of 4700 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Norr Architects Planners / Bene Road Development)