New Continental Education City
As the first of its kind in Canada, New Continental Education City is located at the City of Richmond, the home of Vancouver International Airport and the international hub for Metro Vancouver.
The complex comprises three buildings with a total construction area of 300,000 square-feet – a 12-storey office and campus building, a 12-storey student hotel, and an 11-storey multi-cultural (including a 100-bedroom boutique hotel) center.
The complex will provide a one-stop solution to students by offering a safe, secure, and convenient environment to study, socialize and stay. It will integrate quality education resources and provide top-notch educational services to international students.
Meanwhile, the single centralized location will also attract educators and education service firms to do business in an education-centric environment. The boutique hotel can accommodate visiting scholars, accompanying parents and overnight tourists.
The 53,000 square feet campus will invite up to 1,000 students to the area. The anchor user of the campus portion will be a public university.
The campus area will also house a diploma and associate degree college, a career college, and an ESL school. All education institutions will service complementary functions to each other as education partners instead of competitors.
The remaining 49,000 square feet area of the campus and office building will be allocated as office area to house professional service agencies such as immigration consultants, travel agencies, insurance companies, printing and office supply shop, and tutoring services.
Student Hotel tower includes 300 units which can accommodate up to 900 students. The student hotel units provide unique affordable temporary accommodation for students enrolled in educational programs.
Student hotel units is designed under 500 square feet in size and each unit consists of 2-3 sleeping rooms, living / study area, and a bathroom. The tower will include a reception area for check-in and a student activities centre with fitness and wellness centre, student lounge, meeting space and IT networking space, all overseen by a management company affiliated with the site.
The multi-cultural (with a 100-bedroom boutique hotel) center can accommodate visiting scholars, accompanying parents and overnight tourists. There will also be a multi-function hall seating up to 300 people for conference, lecture and banquet use.
The amenity facility in the complex includes ground-oriented retail / commercial units, food court, lounge space, laundry facilities and approximately 370 parking spaces.