The Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall was recognized recently at the 7th Annual Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards.
The awards were a celebration of the best in commercial, industrial and revenue producing buildings completed between January 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017. There were 31 finalists in several categories. The Mills took top place in the shopping centre category. Ivanhoe Cambridge, Stantec General Contractor and Ledcor Construction Ltd. were behind the project.
Located at the corner of Highway 17 and 52nd Street on Tsawwassen First Nation land, the mall opened October 2016.
A fashion-oriented centre with a mix of outlet and other retailers, Tsawwassen Mills is modeled after CrossIron Mills in Calgary and Vaughan Mills in Greater Toronto where the target customer travels greater distances to get there and spends more time and money per visit.
Featuring 1.2 million square feet of retail, the mall can accommodate 200 stores, including 16 anchor tenants, although it started with about 180 retailers. The mall also features a 1,100-seat food hall and several restaurants.