Central Block by Abstract Esquimalt - A collection of 99 Esquimalt condominiums ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms.

1075 Tillicum Road, Victoria

Central Block by Abstract Esquimalt - A collection of 99 Esquimalt condominiums ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms.

Central Block by Abstract At a Glance

  • located at Tillicum Road & McNaughton Avenue in Esquimalt
  • 6-storey, mixed-use wood frame building
  • 99 condominiums
  • 1,727 sq ft of ground floor commercial space
  • across from Esquimalt Gorge Park
  • close to Gorge Vale Golf Club
  • 2-minute drive to Tillicum Centre shopping
  • 3 minutes from G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre
  • 12 minutes to downtown Victoria by bicycle

The corner retail unit is envisioned as a café with patio seating.

Central Block: Live Life in Full Colour

Central Block is a new collection of studio, 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom condominiums by Abstract Developments. Ranging from 352 – 964 sq ft, it offers a diverse choice of floor plans suitable for first-time buyers to downsizers. This 6-storey Esquimalt mid-rise also features two ground floor commercial retail units with adjoining patios and a parkade with two levels of secure bicycle, kayak, and vehicle parking. Building amenities include a ground floor co-working space, an adjacent secret garden, and a rooftop terrace with a firebowl lounge and an al fresco dining area. Each household will be given a Modo carshare membership and each resident will receive a bus pass.

Surrounded by green space and steps to The Gorge Waterway, Central Block offers a convenient location, close to everyday essentials and easily accessible to downtown Victoria by bike, transit, or vehicle. Across the street is Esquimalt Gorge Park, where you can walk your dog along the seaside pathway, learn about the local ecology at the Nature House, launch a kayak, contemplate the beauty of the Japanese Gardens, or shop at the weekly Farmers Market. Enjoy a round of golf just down the street at Gorge Vale Golf Club or get a workout nearby at the G. R. Pearkes Recreation Centre which features skating rinks, sport courts, aerobic & dance studio, and a weight room. To satisfy your household shopping needs, Gorge Shopping Centre is just across the bridge where you’ll find Fairway Market, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollarama, and BC Liquor Store. A little further on, you’ll enjoy more options at Tillicum Centre. Central Block combines the best of vibrant urban living with West Coast surroundings.

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Pricing for Central Block

Junior One Bedroom Homes

  • A1 Plan – $415,900 to $420,900 + GST
  • A2 Plan – $426,900 + GST 
  • A3 Plan – $353,900 to $440,900 + GST *Only 1 remaining at this price!
  • A4 Plan – $372,900 to $416,900 + GST

One Bedroom Homes

  • B1 Plan – $491,900 to $556,900 + GST
  • B2 Plan – $511,900 + GST
  • B3 Plan – $541,900 to $601,900 + GST

One Bedroom + Den Homes

  • C3 Plan – $611,900 + GST
  • C4 Plan – $571,900 to $591,900 + GST

Junior Two Bedroom Homes

Two Bedroom Homes

Three Bedroom Homes

  • G1 Plan – $811,900 to $841,900 + GST
  • G2 Plan – $821,900 + GST

Deposit Structure

  • 10% due upon firm contract (7 days following acceptance)
  • 5% due within 60 days after the acceptance date

Floor Plans for Central Block

Generous patios on garden level homes feature low-maintenance landscaping, an electrical outlet, and a hose bib. Upper level units include spacious balconies with electric outlets. Buyers can choose from a selection of seven floorplan types with the following unit mix:

  • 32 x studios from 371 – 394 sq ft
  • 17 x 1-bedroom from 500 – 587 sq ft
  • 25 x junior 2-bedroom from 586 – 733 sq ft
  • 21 x 2-bedroom from 681 – 897 sq ft
  • 4 x 942-sq-ft 3-bedroom

Contact me today to discuss availability, plans, and buyer incentives.

Central Block InteriorsCentral Block Victoria Interiors - Contemporary interiors by i3 Design feature a choice of two colour palettes.

Intelligent Interiors

  • Choice of two distinct colour palettes — light or medium — with six accent colours
  • Over-height 9′ ceilings (8′ in bathrooms)
  • Durable, wide-plank vinyl flooring throughout main living areas
  • Premium carpets with high density underlay in bedrooms
  • High quality floor assembly with concrete topping & acoustic insulation
  • Contemporary white roller shades on all windows & patio doors
  • Full-opacity blackout shades for bedrooms
  • 24″ Samsung laundry pair in Jr. 1-, 1-, and Jr. 2-bedroom homes
  • 27″ Whirlpool laundry pair in 2- to 3-bedroom homes

Bright and functional kitchens include stainless steel appliances and flat-panel cabinetry.

Bright + Functional Kitchens

  • Flat panel cabinetry with custom feature wall, soft-close doors & drawers, and full extension sliders
  • Built-in cutlery insert included in kitchen drawer
  • Recessed, under-cabinet task lighting
  • Pot lights or feature pendant lighting above island
  • Thick quartz countertops (1 ¼”) with custom tile backsplash
  • Built-in USB chargers in electrical outlets
  • Stainless steel, single-bowl undermount sink
  • Matte black kitchen faucet with pull-down spray
  • Premium stainless steel appliance package:
    • 24″ Samsung fingerprint resistant refrigerator in Jr. 1-bedroom homes
    • 32″ Samsung fingerprint resistant refrigerator in 1- to 3-bedroom homes
    • 24″ GE electric range in Jr. 1-bedroom homes
    • 30″ Samsung electric range in 1- to 3-bedroom homes
    • Low profile Samsung OTR microwave with hood fan
    • Samsung top-control dishwasher

Contemporary Bathrooms

  • Flat panel cabinetry with custom millwork, soft-close doors & drawers, and full extension sliders
  • Thick quartz countertops (1 ¼”) with custom tile backsplash
  • Floating vanity with circular mirror & under-cabinet, motion sensor lighting
  • Single-lever matte black faucet
  • Hand-set custom floor tile in dark grey
  • Contemporary feature wall tile detail in tub or shower
  • Deep profile tub and/or shower with matte black hardware
  • Low-consumption toilet

Amenities at Central Block
Amenities at Central Block - Features seating areas and a barbeque dining space with views over The Gorge.

Central Block will feature a corner plaza that can accommodate a café as a community gathering spot. Resident amenities will include a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. Portage Rooftop Terrace is perfect for dining, entertaining, or just taking in the stunning area views, complete with seating and a built-in barbeque. Portage Commons offers indoor space ideally suited for co-working or shared group events, complete with breakout rooms, work stations, and a kitchenette. Portage Garden is a private outdoor space with multiple seating areas for year-round use.

Central Block Victoria Amenities - Adjacent to the ground level co-working space is a garden area with seating.

Parking and Storage

Two levels of parking will provide storage for 100 bicycles & 12 kayaks, as well as 83 resident parking stalls. All parking spaces are roughed-in for EV charging with an upgrade option for a charger installation available. Five uncovered commercial/visitor parking stalls and one Modo carshare space will be located at ground level, along the driveway leading to the parkade entry. In addition, every home will receive a one-year transit pass and a Modo Partnership Car Share membership.

Maintenance Fees at Central Block

$0.55 per sq ft per month.

Developer Team for Central Block

Abstract Developments is an award-winning real estate development and construction company with more than 20 years of proven experience in Greater Victoria. Their meticulous, time-tested development process spans years — from the initial concept through to completion — and is driven by personal engagement with a variety of stakeholders to design meaningful residences that contribute to the local community. Abstract aims to create iconic spaces that enhance how people live.

Led by Justin Bennett, Urban West Architecture is a young, design-focused architecture firm with offices in Vancouver and Victoria. UWA constantly look for opportunities to innovate in the areas of environmental design and construction, including cross-laminated timber and Passive House. Current work spans a variety of project types including custom single-family residences, duplexes, condominiums, commercial buildings, and renovations. The studio has projects located throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Whistler.

I3 Design is a versatile and integrative interior design firm with extensive experience in designing both single- and multi-family homes, such as Cedar Ridge, Manoir, and Tudor House. Led by Lisa Perry, the team has brought creative interior inspirations to life in homes in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for over 20 years.

Southeast view showing the secret garden, visitor parking, and the parkade entry.

Expected Completion for Central Block

Construction begins in March 2023 with completion anticipated in 2025.

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