The Peninsula at Port Royal
210 Salter Street, New Westminster British Columbia
Sitting at the tip of Queensborough and bordered by the Fraser River on three sides, the 22-storey 163 homes Peninsula is the only high rise in the Port Royal community. Queensborough, once the third largest port in Canada and famed for its long river front walkway, is one of the most rapid developing areas in Metro Vancouver. A new pedestrian and cycling bridge (Q2Q) and a new water taxi dock are soon to be built to improve the accessibility.
The building’s design reflects the character of its environment – a curving glass façade towards the water on one side and a more traditional brick exterior facing the community of Queensborough with its historic single-family homes. The most unusual draw is the private marina just outside the building, which is now very hard to find in the Metro Vancouver Area.
Atlas worked with Aragon project development and construction teams to ensure that some of the buildings larger overhangs were accessible for maintenance operations by way of hole sleeves. The hole sleeves allowed for maintenance workers to properly rig and set up for the recessed window cleaning below the overhangs. Hole sleeves were a cost effective alternative to a monorail option.