New Westminster’s Landmark Commercial Heritage Building & The Cities First Skyscraper.
The Penthouse floor has never been available for re-sale to the public since the building was completed 100 years ago, circa 1912, until now.
Owned and operated by the Westminster Club, one of the Oldest Private Business & Social Clubs in British Columbia, Canada (formed in 1889), the floor offers superb views over the Fraser River and Downtown New Westminster along with close Skytrain and Shopping Access.
This is a Fantastic opportunity for an owner/operator looking to escape High Rents and relocate all or part of their offices to approximately 7500 square feet of Penthouse Space in the Oldest City in Western Canada, Once the Capital City of BC, and considered the geographic center of the lower mainland with 5 rapid transit stations, access to major highways, rail and water, the US Border and Vancouver International Airport.
Our Space naturally lends itself for another Club(s), a High End Restaurant, Catering and/or Banquet Facility, Special Events Center, Religious Meeting Place and/or Educational Center.
Having said that, with its Open Space Concept, High Ceilings, updated power and data/communication cabling, it could be converted in part or entirely over to Office Space, increasing on the number of fixed enclosed offices etc. from the two purpose built offices with reception area to using the open space of the banquet rooms for open work stations while transforming the kitchen into an innovative Staff Lunch Room while still preserving the value of a commercial kitchen for the future.
The Westminster Building
713, Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, Canada, V3M 1B2
Located only 22 km east of Vancouver, New Westminster allows for relatively short commutes either by Skytrain or Car.
The Westminster Building is serviced by two Skytrain stations, the closest being Plaza 88 New Westminster Station, a Short Block West from the Westminster Building,
as seen from the Club below and touted as Canada’s first Commuter-Rail Shopping Centre Fully Integrated with an Elevated Transit System and Bus terminal with three Residential Towers containing 600 apartments and a Fourth Tower Planned.
The Mall / Plaza portion of this development in the picture below, recently sold for $100 million.
The Westminster Building is also located adjacent to the City's 94 Million Multi Use Civic Facility and Leeds Gold Office Tower currently under construction, renderings found below.
This Project is funded by the City of New Westminster and scheduled to complete in the Spring of 2014
Pending the application for and obtaining the necessary approvals etc., there is a potential opportunity for expanding into the buildings lightwell at its center, increasing the floor plate up to aprox 8000sqft
Pending the application for and obtaining the necessary approvals etc., there is a potential opportunity to add a Rooftop Patio.
Pending the application for and obtaining the necessary approvals etc., there is a potential opportunity to rezone the space to Commercial Live/Work or to Residential.
An additional 2,180 sf on the floor below, connected by private staircase, may be available for lease, which was used by the Club for a Spacious Corner Executive Office & 14 Person Boardroom, with a Carido and Free Weights area in concert with Showers and Sauna.
The Building & Space
Built circa 1912, New Westminster’s First Skyscraper, Effective age 40 years.
Steel Frame and Concrete Construction
Designed in the Edwardian Period Style by Architects Gardiner and Mercer, considered the Cities leading Architects at that time.
Zoned C-8 Commercial / OCP Commercial Heritage
Penthouse Floor is Tastefully appointed with Breathtaking Views of the City, River, Mountains and across into Surrey.
Club’s main windows are full height double glazed picture windows with ventilated headers installed in the 80’s
High Ceilings, 10’ at the T-Bar, 12 foot to the actual ceiling.
Open Footplate with Minimal Columns
Two purpose built office spaces with a reception area, five general storage areas
Large Commercial Kitchen, laundry and dry storage room.
(Some have said it would cost upwards of $500,000.00, notwithstanding the cost of the floor if you had to permit and build a new commercial kitchen)
Three Bars located in key areas, Gas Fire Place located in the Library
Three linkable Banquets Rooms, one Lounge along the front of the Building with a breathtaking corner dining room both looking out towards the Fraser River and surrounding area.
2 Men’s Washrooms, one Ladies, one Handicap.
Roof Mounted HVAC, fully renovated in 1989 with a phase 1 environmental preformed in late 2011
Updated Phone system, heavy electrical power supply, plumbing and independent gas line.
Fully updated Cat 6 Ethernet / Data communication and TV cable drops to all key areas including in the ceilings with power.
New Electrical Trunk installed in the Building in the 80’s.
New Roof membrane replaced in 2004
Street level / Secure Underground parking available for rent behind the building. Surrounded by street parking and parking available in front of the building one block down in the Cities Parkade.
For further details please contact Don Ellis of NAI at 604-691-6668
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