Fourteen months since our last update, and progress at the site of WestStone Group's Evolve has moved along significantly, the 35-storey residential tower now topped off and almost completely clad. Located in central Surrey, just a stone's throw away from Surrey City Centre, the SkyTrain of the same name, and the Surrey SFU Campus, the development is but one of many high-rises to call the Vancouver suburb home in recent years. 

Evolve, nearing completion, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Sold out early on via the use of gimmicky sales tactics, including cash offers, free cars, and below market studio units, Evolve is on target to welcome home upwards of 600 new residents by time of completion later this year, the tower to encompass a total of 407 units of varying sizes and layouts. 

Evolve, alternate view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Evolve was designed by Chris Dikeakos Architects, and features a curved facade covered in floor-to-ceiling glass, irregular massing, and a three-storey podium base with 8,5000 square feet of flex space. Situated in a small cluster of similarly sized high-rises, the possibility of ground floor retail appears to be an enticing possibility, the area as of yet short on local amenities and services. 

Evolve, urban context view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Speaking of amenities, the tower will include a theatre, meeting rooms, fitness centre, and an outdoor terrace. Once complete, Evolve will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, part of Surrey City Centre's ongoing "evolution," from sleepy suburb to vibrant commuter hub. 

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  Chris Dikeakos Architects, WestStone Group