Another phase of the Lark Group’s Health and Technology District commenced construction earlier this month.
Once complete in 2021, the 10-storey City Centre 3 building will add 130,000 sq. ft. to the district’s master plan of a cluster of eight high-tech office and medical-oriented buildings on a site on 96 Avenue near King George Boulevard — just across the street from Surrey Memorial Hospital and near SkyTrain’s King George Station.
The LEED Gold certified building also has ground-level retail space and a rooftop terrace for building tenants.
“We purposely built the Health and Technology District, starting with City Centre 1, directly across from one of Canada’s busiest hospitals at Surrey Memorial Hospital, so that we can attract edge-thinking companies to help innovate and transform the healthcare space in the region,” said Larry Fisher, president of Lark Group, in a statement.
“We have seen many breakthroughs from companies located within the District and we are well positioned to see more at City Centre 3.”
The first two buildings at the district have been built, with the latest building — City Centre 2 — completed earlier this year. This second building with 12 storeys contains 180,000 sq. ft. of space.
The developer’s target tenants for the district are health-oriented, education and technology-based organizations, and companies focused on innovation.
For instance, City Centre 2 will be anchored by Safe Software, and Regent Christian Academy is opening a new campus in the building.
Medical clinics and services that complement and serve the adjacent hospital are expected to have a major presence.
When fully complete, the district will have over 1.5 million sq. ft. of floor area, providing space for 15,000 jobs.