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Anvil Centre


Designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects and Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership
Photos by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography

The Anvil Centre is located in the historic cultural district of the City of New Westminster featuring 18,000 square feet of dedicated conference space, a multipurpose studio, and smaller meeting rooms. One of the building's highlights is the curved, retractable theatre seating (the first in North America) for 364 guests. The facility includes four floors of configurable, multi-faceted space equipped with the latest in building amenities and offers an array of venues for conferences, meetings, events, and community programs. The Anvil Centre is also home to The New Westminster New Media Gallery, New Westminster Museum and Archives, and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The project has achieved LEED Gold Certification.

S + A Services Included:


Building distribution comes from a dual wound 3750kVA transformer substation and power is distributed through the building to separate the office tower and civic portion. The building has achieved LEED Gold, its energy savings are approximately 40 to 50 per cent more efficient than a standard building.

Fire alarm system comprised of two graphic annunciators at the office entrance on Eighth Street and the civic entrance on Columbia Avenue. These are interconnected through the main fire alarm panel. The system incorporates standard fire detection devices such smoke detectors, pull-stations, duct smoke detectors, pre-action systems and also uses a VESDA system in the open area atrium. Lighting throughout the building uses high efficiency fixtures, and LED fixtures are used predominantly in the civic centre.


The Anvil Centre is located in the historic district of the City of New Westminster featuring 18,000 square feet featuring a 350-seat studio theatre, dedicated conference space, a multipurpose studio and meeting rooms. Smith and Andersen provided design for performance sound, video and communications, presentation, digital signage and collaboration systems for this project.


New Westminster, British Columbia

Gross Floor Area

  • 335,000 sq ft

Total Construction Cost

$ 63,000,000

Completion Year