Demolition has begun for Skyllen Pacific’s 618 Carnarvon project in the heart of New Westminster. Located at the intersection of Carnarvon Street and Sixth Avenue, the mixed-use project will rise to a height of 107 metres. 

618 Carnarvon, image via Skyllen Pacific

The project is designed by GBL Architects and will be built by Urban One Builders. It will consist of a three-to-four-storey podium, varying due to the slope of the site, and the 33-storey tower on the west edge of the site. The podium will feature townhomes above Clarkson Street as well as facing Carnarvon Street and the internal courtyard. 

Demolition progress, image by Alissa Reed

There will be 252 condominiums consisting of 17 studio, 79 one-bedroom, 126 two-bedroom, and 30 three-bedroom units. Sizes will range from 400 to 1,164 square feet, with 1,206- to 1,459-square-foot townhomes and 2,200- and 2,800-square-foot penthouses. The townhouses above Clarkson Street will sit on a concrete deck over what is now the Expo Line's exposed tunnel. There will be a level of parking to insulate the townhouses from the train noise.

Townhomes at 618 Carnarvon, image via Skyllen Pacific

Residential amenities will include outdoor courtyards on several floors, urban agriculture plots, a fitness centre, a meeting room, a media lounge with an outdoor fireplace and a kitchen, a pet wash station, a guest suite, and a children's playground. There will be 324 parking spaces, and the site is a five-minute walk from the Columbia SkyTrain station. 

View from Carnarvon and Sixth Streets, image via Skyllen Pacific

The development will bring a privately owned, publicly accessible 938-square-foot pocket park at the corner of Sixth and Clarkson streets. In return for additional density, the developer will also contribute $2.9 million towards public amenities and bring improvements to the streetscape.

618 Carnarvon landscape plan, image via City of New Westminster

Additional information along with renderings of the tower can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.