rich history. bright future.
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 includes the building of a brand new 149,000 sq. ft. Walmart Supercentre and a two level parking structure. Both opened on October 28, 2011.
On September 22, 2011, Guildford Town Centre announced the launch of Phase 2 and 3 of it's $280-million expansion and redevelopment project which will see a complete renovation of the existing Guildford Town Centre from replacing all the existing tiles and finishes to upgrading elevators and escalators to installing new lighting and much more. It will also include the expansion of the mall on the south side of the existing building where we will be adding a new 1,034 seat Food Court, several new junior anchors and in addition to this, various site improvements including signage, accessibility, landscaping, interior/exterior appearance and fountains.
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 square feet, 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.
During this massive redevelopment, Guildford will be open for business as usual. All of the 200 stores and services will welcome shoppers.
A presentation centre is also on site, allowing shoppers and members of the public a sneak peak at the exciting changes and developments as Guildford evolves into the ultimate shopping destination in British Columbia’s fastest growing municipality.
Have you seen our amazing fly-thru video?
Click here for a tour thru our bright future! Your tour starts on 152 Street, right onto 102A Avenue (Red Robin) and into the new Guildford Town Centre! Enjoy the ride!
Did you know ....
- Bulk excavation for Phase 1 was 80,000 cubic meters. Enough to fill 32 Olympic sized swimming pools!
- During the excavation, there was an average of 215 dump trucks with trailers loaded every day - that's one every 2 minutes.
- We mixed and poured 30,000 cubic meters of concrete. Enough concrete to pave a 6 foot wide sidewalk from Guildford Town Centre to Vancouver more than five times!
- Over a kilometer of fencing has been installed around the 16 acre construction site.
- Number of man hours invested = 486,000
- Number of construction workers on site = 1,969