Since 1966, Guildford Town Centre has been a central part of Surrey and has made a significant contribution to the economic and social vitality of the city and communities in the Fraser Valley. Guildford Town Centre has served generations of loyal customers and in order to meet and exceed the needs of our continuously evolving community, we started our redevelopment in June 2010.
Phase 1 of this project - completed October 28, 2011 - included a brand new 149,000 sq. ft. Walmart Supercentre and a two level parking structure.
Phase 2 & 3 of this project, signaled completion on August 28, 2013 with the opening of the brand new expansion wing and Food Court as well as new tile, finishes and upgrades throughout the entire shopping centre.
The $280 million redevelopment of GTC continues throughout 2014 including additional outbuildings on the property, parking lot updates and three reconfigured areas. More than 20 stores are expected to open periodically throughout 2014 including restaurants and retail stores.
When construction work is completed at the end of 2014, the centre’s gross leasing area will have increased from 980,000 to 1.2 million sq.ft., which will make it the largest regional shopping centre south of the Fraser River.
The redeveloped shopping centre will meet the needs of the growing trade area by providing the residents and businesses with a modern, family friendly shopping centre and an enhanced retail experience, while remaining true to our community foundation. The revitalized centre will feature a blend of many new-to-market and fashion retailers, services, amenities, facilities, eateries and entertainment.
This is one of the largest shopping centre redevelopment projects in Canada and will greatly contribute to the local economy, creating 4,000 jobs during the construction period and at least 750 new permanent retail jobs upon completion.