Grosvenor Ambleside infuses new life into this waterfront community.
This new development designed by James KM Cheng embraces West Coast modernism with two terraced buildings. A collection of 98 residences designed by Mitchell Freedland, built using locally sourced materials and containing state-of-the-art technology by Millson, sit above specialty shops, cafes and restaurants. Hundreds of West Vancouver residents helped our team define the distinctive design through ‘ideas fairs’ and other public meetings.
A glazed pedestrian galleria, open at both ends, will join the two buildings and provide a public plaza with a vibrant and engaging streetscape filled with shops, restaurants, music and art. The galleria creates a direct pedestrian route to the beach, seawall and waterfront. Four Vancouver establishments help to anchor the growing community of tenants: Meinhardt Fine Foods, Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant, Ancora Restaurant and a new, elevated concept by Earls Restaurants.
Once home to a contaminated gas station, the former brownfield site on which the development is located was remediated while building Phase I, with 90% of waste from construction diverted from landfill to recycling facilities. As a potential response to dealing with rising ocean levels, a road to the south of the site has been elevated by almost a metre to protect the development from high tides.
The first building completed in 2018 and construction is underway for the second and final building comprising 42 homes.