Orion Bothwell-Accurate, a nearly century-old waterproofing, glazing and roofing specialist with roots in Ontario, is setting up a Western Canadian headquarters in Surrey B.C.
The 100,000-sq. ft. facility will be built by Orion Construction, a Metro Vancouver contractor. It will include warehouse and manufacturing operations and enough space to double the workforce.
“This is a milestone project for us,” stated Josh Gaglardi, principal at Orion. “We are proud to support projects that represent the growth and diversification of the Metro Vancouver economy, and happy to have been a key player in Bothwell-Accurate’s expansion to Western Canada.”
The project, located at 3435 194 St. in Surrey, is being developed by Cedar Coast. Avison Young represented Bothwell-Accurate in securing the building by sourcing an off-market opportunity.
“It was the culmination of great partnerships that brought this project to life,” Faizen Abid, western president of Bothwell-Accurate said in a statement.
“We’re looking to plant deep roots in the community. It soon became clear that building-to-purpose was the best option as we looked to make a long-term commitment to a region experiencing rapid escalation of property values and lease rates.”
Finding the location was challenging with industrial space in low supply on the Lower Mainland.
“Companies like Bothwell-Accurate play a key role in B.C.’s economic bounce-back. We’re pleased that we could come to a creative solution centred around the client’s unique needs and timing, linked to their growth in this marketplace,” said Cavin Green, vice-president of operations at Cedar Coast, the project developer.