Anvil Centre & Merchant Square

Located at the intersection of 8th and Columbia streets, Anvil Centre and Merchant Square is a multi-use civic facility. The project’s name was inspired by the anvil’s unique place in New Westminster’s history as a symbol of craftsmanship and strength, recalling the city’s proud roots as one of the province’s original industrial centres.  
The Class A, 9-storey tower called Merchant Square, rises above the civic centre with the entire assembly resting on three levels of underground parking. This facility includes a 350-seat non-proscenium theatre, convention facilities and meeting space, purpose-built and multi-purpose rooms for the arts, an art gallery and a new home for the City’s Museum and Archives and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The new facility is a major revitalization initiative for New Westminster and main anchor point from the Columbia skytrain station.

Location: New Westminster
Size: 265,750 sf
Client: City of New Westminster