The newly constructed multi-faceted building, known as the Corix Langley Gateway facility and designed by Vancouver-based Wesgroup in North Langley at Highway One and 200th Street, has been awarded “Industrial Development of the Year” at the 2012 NAIOP and Business in Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence.
The 80,000-sq.-ft. building, which officially opened in March 2012, spans two floors and occupies five acres of land. The building includes a warehouse and fabrication shop, and employs personnel from the local Langley and Fraser Valley areas.
“We are honoured to receive the Industrial Development of the Year award for our Langley Gateway facility,” says Jack Touhey, VP of Public and Government Affairs for Corix. “The facility has allowed us to centralize operations and employees from four branches previously located in Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley, reducing the commute time for many of our staff due to our new location. The new facility houses a total of 140 employees, and we are especially proud of the high-efficiency energy-saving features of the building, reducing our environmental impact on the surrounding community as much as possible.”
The Langley Gateway facility features many renewable energy design elements. A GeoExchange system is used to heat and cool the building, and is comprised of 42 heat pumps inside the building and an external ground loop of 48 wells, 168 feet deep, connected with three miles of HDPE pipe. The building also has automatic light sensors to reduce energy consumption from lighting, as well as high efficiency hand dryers in the washrooms, and a large capacity storage tank for recycled water which is used to test parts of water treatment systems fabricated on site.