“Sussex is a short walk to the Metrotown SkyTrain station, you’ve got the mall (Metropolis) right there, universities are close by – so is BCIT and schools – yet it’s in a residential enclave,” says Chris Colbeck, vice-president, sales and marketing for developer Townline.
“There is a really good mix of homes and because we are on the top of a hill, there are views from every floor,” Colbeck says. Sussex is attracting first-time buyers, homeowners moving up in the market, downsizers and investors, he adds.
The tower will rise from an elevated base that features an hotel-inspired lobby with interior walls of marble and wood, a 35-foot-high ceiling and spectacular chandelier. Feng shui principles were incorporated into the design, including moving water, Colbeck says. The lobby design includes a full-service concierge and a box fresh-room that enables homeowners’ food deliveries.
Part of the development’s 6,000 square feet of amenities is a two-lane bowling alley with custom colour-changing LED lights that will add to the fun atmosphere in a space dubbed the Mix. A social lounge, the Jax, connects to the bowling alley; the two areas combine to create a venue for large gatherings or they can be closed off to create two smaller spaces to suit the size of the event. Homeowners can also host dinner parties or private events in the Lux dining lounge, which has a large circular table and all-important chef’s kitchen. A covered outdoor terrace above the bowling alley with two gas barbecues, seating and harvest tables, offers another option for socializing.