An inside look at Eastlake Campus LEED certified tech hub in Burnaby

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James Cheung, Published September 29, 2017

Burnaby high-tech sector is growing rapidly. On September 28th, Adera Development Corporation unveiled the final phase of Burnaby’s newest high-tech hub, Eastlake Campus. Eastlake Campus is a LEED certified six-building development at 8335 Eastlake Drive in North Burnaby, British Columbia. Located in Lake City Business District, it’s a short walk from the Production Way / University SkyTrain station.

Eastlake Campus attracts high-tech companies due to its campus style complex with picnic areas, open workspaces, professionally landscaped, fully lit walking trail and green spaces. The campus zoning is CD/M5 Industrial District which permits a wide variety of light industrial uses and high tech uses including general warehousing, wholesaling / distribution, assembly, laboratory and office.

Phase 3 of the Eastlake Campus will be completed Q3 of 2018. It will offer approximately 310,000 square feet of usable space.

“We are beyond excited to be unveiling our third phase of the Eastlake project by showcasing a wall tilt to see more of these incredible buildings taking shape” says Eric Andreasen, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Adera Development Corporation. “We are passionate about our project and our teams have spent countless hours ensuring the Eastlake Campus tech hub will be the ideal space for emerging and existing tech companies.”

During the ceremony, Adera Development Corporation and Sun Life Investment Management donated $2500 to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Pacific Salmon Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that help conserves and restores wild Pacific salmon and their habitats in British Columbia.

During the media tour, we meet with Eastlake Campus tenants and check out their flexible office space. The first stop of our media tour is Stryker. Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and manufactures medical sensor devices. It specialized in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine equipments.

Stryker unique work space featured a manufacturing area, a warehouse and a medical clean room to assemble their medical devices.

Greg Browne, Product Development Manager

Greg Browne, Product Development Manager

On the first level, Stryker has configured it into a machine workshop. Machinist can test and make precision parts.

Our second stop is Sugoi Performance Apparel. Sugoi makes performance apparel for road cycling, running, mountain biking, triathlon and training.

At Eastlake Campus, Sugoi does every aspect of their work in-house from concept to design to production to photoshoots.

As part of their active culture, Sugoi has configured their space to included a fitness centre, bike room and easy access to bike trails.

Sugoi have setup a creative design space for prototyping and a manufacturing area where they sew their gear for testing.

Our last stop is Garage Living, a full service company that specialized in residential garage improvements.

Garage Living has transformed their space into a retail showroom. It has a showroom in the front, office area upstairs and warehouse in the back. It is one of the largest garage showroom in the Lower Mainland.