Amazon will be opening a new 450,000 sq. ft. fulfillment facility within Delta iPort, a new industrial park being developed by GWL Realty Advisors on behalf of project owner, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), on lands leased from the Tsawwassen First Nation.
Amazon’s facility will be for the first phase of the 57-acre Delta iPort industrial park. When complete, the campus will offer nearly one million sq. ft. of modern distribution space across two separate buildings. Delta iPort has been tailored to the rapidly evolving and increasingly complex logistics and e-commerce markets. Given Delta iPort’s close proximity to Deltaport and major arterials, the site will provide Amazon with a critical logistics solution for the Vancouver market.
“We are pleased that Amazon has chosen Delta iPort as its newest Metro Vancouver distribution facility,” said Paul Finkbeiner, president, GWL Realty Advisors. “In an industrial real estate market as constrained as Vancouver, meeting the needs of Amazon for facility size and location requires creative thinking.”
The facility will be Amazon’s third fulfillment centre in the province and its 10th in Canada. Wales McLelland is general contractor for the project.
“We are excited to continue growing in British Columbia and especially in the Lower Mainland community known for its talented and diverse workforce dedicated to innovation,” said Glenn Sommerville, director of Amazon Operations in Canada. “Our ability to create hundreds of good-paying jobs with great benefits is thanks to the network of support we’ve received from community leaders, project partners, and fantastic customers.”
The campus is adjacent to Port of Vancouver’s Deltaport, within 30 kilometers of both downtown Vancouver and the U.S. border, and is adjacent to several key transportation routes, including the South Fraser Perimeter Road. The facility will open in 2019, and will be managed by GWL Realty Advisors on behalf of facility owner, HOOPP.