Centra 13852 101 Avenue Surrey 167 homes in a 23 storey tower by Everest Group

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Co-working spaces a unique offering at Centra

Michael Bernard
The Province

With Surrey’s new gleaming city centre poised to become British Columbia’s next big business hub, the developers of Centra are helping those buyers who are also small business people grow along with that trend.

Centra is offering co-working spaces in the new residential highrise project to be constructed at 13868 101 Ave., Surrey.

“There are 40,000 jobs and more than $16 billion in development forecast for the next decade for Surrey Centre,” says Centra sales manager Cody Medjuck, making the development a perfect co-working site. Co-working spaces is a trend that originated in the United States and is popping up in a few other locations in Metro Vancouver.

Medjuck says Centra’s space will feature four co-work pods, two meeting rooms, a co-working long table, a relaxed seating area and a coffee bar. Centra homeowners will be allowed to use the space to work on business projects, which beats using a Starbucks.

With Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus within walking distance, the co-work space is also expected to be a popular place to study for students living at Centra. It’s also available for entrepreneurs to socialize with other small business people or even for mothers and fathers to take a break from the kids to get some work done.

Centra, a project developed by Everest Group, has other distinct advantages over other housing developments in the area. While it is located within easy reach of Skytrain (a nine-minute walk), the new city hall and recreation centre, and shopping, Centra also benefits from being located in the peace and quiet of a low-rise suburban neighbourhood.

“That’s kind of a unique feature. You have the urban energy but still a suburban feel,” said Medjuck. “That really differentiates Centra from everything else (in the area).”

Adding to that suburban feel is about 9,000 square feet of landscaping on the site. Another plus is that Centra is located in a low-rise zoned neighbourhood, providing exceptional views of Mount Baker to the south, the North Shore Mountains to the north and Golden Ears peaks to the east. Those views are largely protected by existing zoning regulations.

Centra offers a full range of home sizes. Studio suites are 436 square feet while one-bedroom homes range from 469 to 552 square feet; two bedrooms are from 600 to 935 square feet and three-bedroom homes range from 941 to 1,108 square feet. The townhomes range between 1,389 and 2,157 square feet while the highrise penthouses are between 1,316 to 1,339 square feet.

Centra’s homes themselves all have high (eight-foot-eight-inch) ceilings, a choice of light and dark colour schemes by Cristina Oberti Interior Design, and climate control provided by Surrey District Energy and Centra.

All homes come with wide-plank laminate wood flooring and the expansive windows are covered with stylish roller shades for clean, modern lighting control.

The contemporary-styled kitchen comes with granite countertops, backsplash and waterfall edges. An under-mount stainless-steel sink is complemented by polished chrome Grohe fixtures and sleek cabinetry. Studio and one-bedroom homes are equipped with a 24-inch appliance package while the larger homes come with a full-size 30-inch appliance package.

The integrated dishwasher and refrigerator are manufactured by Blomberg while the stainless steel four burner gas cooktop by Fulgor is accompanied by a wall oven and a Faber stainless steel hood fan, and a Panasonic stainless steel microwave with custom trim kit.

The bathrooms feature stainless steel Grohe faucets and showerheads with polished chrome accessory fixtures. Ensuite bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling porcelain-tiled walls. All homes feature spacious medicine cabinets and shelving for convenient storage.

As well as boasting the shared co-work space, the 16,000-square-foot amenity facility has a fitness room, a yoga room, a dog washing station and a small do-it-yourself space for home improvement projects. A private theatre for movie nights, a party room with a fully equipped kitchen and a parcel delivery room are also included. Every home comes with one parking spot and a storage locker.

Secured underground parking comes with two electric vehicle charging outlets and 17 conveniently located visitor parking spaces. There are also elevator lock-off controls to each floor.

Prices: start at $299,900

Website: centrasurrey.com

Phone: 604.498.3887

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