Surrey City Centre Library

  • Building Type
  • Project Value
    $36 million
  • Size of Building
    77,000 sq.ft. plus one parking level
  • Procurement Method
    Design Assist leading to Stipulated Sum Contract
  • Contractor
    Stuart Olson Dominion Construction
  • Architects
    Bing Thom Architects
  • Awards
    • VRCA 2012 General Contractor $15 to
    $40 million category Gold Award
    • Fraser Valley Real Estate Board 2012
    Commercial Building Awards: Community
    Institutional Award of Excellence & Judge’s
    Choice Award
    • 2013 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture - Merit
  • Current Status
    Opened September 2011. Completed under budget and achieved approved adjusted schedule.

TCPM provided project management services for the iconic award winning Surrey City Centre Library.  The facility was designed by Bing Thom Architects and built by Stuart Olson Dominion Construction.  The facility was delivered in a design-assist manner in order to meet the 19 month design and construction schedule.

TCPM initially provided critical feedback to the design team. One example is that the geotechnical report called for placing footings at five meters below grade for bearing, but the plans at the time did not call for any basement space. TCPM recommended that one level of underground parking be added instead which allowed for the future provision of 44 parking stalls.

TCPM also noted that the facility was under-serviced by elevators and recommended the addition of a service elevator. TCPM also coordinated multiple meetings between the design team and the City’s facilities staff which resulted in the HVAC system being changed from a three pipe to a four pipe fan coil system.

TCPM also initiated several scopes of work on the City’s behalf before the Contractor was hired. TCPM tendered and managed the demolition of an existing building within 4 weeks of TCPM’s appointment. We also tendered and managed the start of bulk excavation. As a result, when the Contractor was brought on to the team, they were able to hit the ground running.