Central at Garden City


Designed by Chandler Associates Architecture (now Collabor8 Architecture + Design)
Rendering by Chandler Associates Architecture (now Collabor8 Architecture + Design)

The new SmartREIT Commercial Centre in the heart of Richmond, BC involves a green field development comprised of nine commercial and parking buildings with community park amenity space in an outdoor shopping centre configuration. The development includes Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall's and Wal-Mart as anchor tenants, as well as over 45 new retail and food service tenants.

S + A Services Included:


The development is designed for and connected to the Richmond District Energy Utility. One of the system energy nodes is installed in the new development to supply the main buildings and connect to the rest of the utility system. Low temperature hydronic heating and free cooling demand control ventilation systems were implemented on the main buildings for optimization of the district energy utility system.


Smith + Andersen provided electrical services for Wal-Mart, the site lighting for the east, and for the green deck parking structure which includes a green roof and is complete with lighted pathways.


Richmond, British Columbia

Gross Floor Area

  • 385,000 sq ft

Total Construction Cost

$ 52,000,000

Completion Year