At a Glance
- located at Royal Avenue & First Street
- two 6-storey woodframe buildings
- 182 condominiums + 7 townhomes
- restored heritage house with 2 suites
- close to Queen’s Park
- near École Qayqayt Elementary & Douglas College
- 8-minute walk to Columbia Station
- 6-minute drive to Royal City Centre shopping
- 23 minutes to Metrotown via SkyTrain
Inspired by the Storied History of New Westminster
Situated in Downtown New Westminster, First & Royal is a collection of 189 modern homes by Areva Living. Two 6-storey buildings offer a selection of 1- to 3-bedroom condominiums and seven 2-storey townhomes built over two levels of underground parking with stalls for 253 vehicles. The Woods House, an 1890-built heritage house, will be relocated to the southeast corner of the property, restored, and converted into a duplex with 2- and 3-bedroom residences. Resident amenities include a gym, office pods on each floor, a party room, and an indoor theatre. A rooftop terrace with river views is the perfect place to entertain family and friends, featuring a barbeque dining area, fire table lounge, outdoor theatre, and more.
Suitable for young families, First & Royal is just steps from the new École Qayqayt Elementary School. Nearby Queen’s Park offers 75 acres of green space & gardens, trails, playgrounds, spray pool, sports facilities, skatepark, tennis courts, and an off-leash dog park. On the opposite side of McBride Boulevard, Glenbrook Ravine Park features walking trails through wilderness areas and landscaped spaces. To observe the activity on the bustling Fraser River, Westminster Pier Park is a scenic destination that will be extended and improved with Bosa’s adjacent Pier West development. Also within walking distance is Douglas College which will undergo a $292.5-million campus expansion. For events and activities outside New West, First & Royal is located on two bus routes, is within 800m of Columbia Station, and just three blocks from the Patullo Bridge.
Pricing for First & Royal
Starting in the high $300,000s. 50 homes under $500,000. Sign up to my VIP list above for priority access to First & Royal updates.
Floor Plans for First & Royal
Choose from a selection of 1- to 3-bedroom condominiums, 1- and 3-bedroom townhomes, and 2- and 3-bedroom heritage home suites. First & Royal offers the following unit mix:
- 65 x 1-bedroom
- 38 x 1-bedroom + den
- 60 x 2-bedroom
- 19 x 3-bedroom
- 7 x townhouses
Contact me today to discuss availability and plans according to your needs.
Amenities at First & Royal
Building amenities include office pods on each floor for remote working professionals, an event space, an indoor theatre, and a gym with a yoga studio. A rooftop terrace will feature an outdoor theatre, a fire table lounge, a barbeque dining area, a children’s play space, and a dog run. Soak in scenic sunsets and Fraser River views. On the west side of the property will be a public linear park that will provide a connection between Royal Avenue and Cunningham Street.
Parking and Storage
A 2-level underground garage will provide secure storage for 236 bicycles and stalls for 253 vehicles, of which 19 are for visitors and 9 are accessible.
Developer Team for First & Royal
Areva Living is a Vancouver-based real estate and land development firm. With over 80 years of combined experience in development, construction, and engineering, their multi-disciplinary team has been involved in creating a variety of projects: condominium homes, townhouses, resorts, hospitals — even an airport. Areva Living is a customer-centric company. Their intention is to build communities with a sustainable environment that promotes harmony between neighbours and surroundings, and that supports a balanced life filled with peace and enjoyment.
Founded in 1980, Iredale Architecture is a mid-size, full-service architecture firm with offices in Vancouver and Victoria. In addition to architecture, Iredale has expertise in building envelope science, interior design, space planning, master planning, heritage rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and LEED and Passive House facilitation. They provide services for a wide range of projects, including civic and cultural, educational, light industrial, commercial, and residential. Clients include municipalities, government agencies, school districts, First Nations, developers, industrial groups, retailers, private companies, and individuals.
Expected Completion for First & Royal
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