Grosvenor Ambleside

A rare opportunity to revitalise a waterfront community and shopping district in West Vancouver

Grosvenor Ambleside will help infuse new life into this waterfront community and village shopping district. 

A commitment to the arts

We have commissioned sculptures by Douglas Coupland and paintings by Gordon Smith - who are both West Vancouver residents and Order of Canada recipients - for all to enjoy. In addition, we have started a 10-year partnership with the Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts, located in West Vancouver. Our sponsorship allows the main theatre - renamed the Grosvenor Theatre - to establish an endowment to finance local youth initiatives and to support programming that delivers artistic excellence, creativity and community engagement. The Kay Meek Centre will, in turn, program the performance space in the galleria at Grosvenor Ambleside.

Hundreds of West Vancouver residents helped Grosvenor Americas define the distinctive design through ‘ideas fairs’ and other public meetings with our local development team and architect James Cheng.

The new development, targeting a LEED ‘Gold’ equivalent/design, will embrace West Coast modernism with two terraced buildings that step back, from two storeys at the sidewalk to six and seven storeys at the centre. A collection of 98 residences, built using locally sourced materials and containing state-of-the-art technology by Millson, will sit above speciality shops, cafes and restaurants at street level. A 650 sq m 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 music, art, people and life. The galleria will create a direct pedestrian route from Marine Drive to Bellevue and open up views and access to the beach, seawall and waterfront.

Once home to a contaminated gas station, the former brownfield site on which the development is located will be remediated while building Grosvenor Ambleside, with 75% of waste from construction diverted from landfill to recycling facilities. As a potential response to dealing with rising ocean levels, Bellevue Avenue - 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 is currently under construction with over 90% of homes sold. The Presentation Centre closed in June 2016 in anticipation of the final building, a collection of 42 new residences coming soon. 

Grosvenor Ambleside

Contact

Marc Josephson
Telephone number: + 1 (604) 683 1141

 

Sector

Residential, Retail

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