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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Westbay Quay
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: Head Street at Lyall Street
Municipality: Esquimalt
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 73 (1BR, 2BR, live-work)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[Esquimalt] Westbay Quay | Condos, commercial | 6-storeys | Under construction


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#141 Citified.ca

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:35 AM

Crews are working on asbestos abatement at the site prior to demolition.

 

June 25

 

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:08 AM

Demolition will be completed by day's end.

 

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 10:16 AM

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Excavators are working away at Lyall, Head and Gore streets in Esquimalt working on the future site of Westbay Quay, an 85-home mixed-use condominium and retail development along the western shores of the Inner Harbour.

 

Excavation begins for waterfront Westbay Quay condominium dev on the Inner Harbour

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:02 AM

September 18

 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 10:44 AM

The starting price for the six suites are the Sapphire is $1.84 million, and one home, the penthouse on the fifth floor, has already sold for between $2.7 and $3 million.

 

Remaining inventory in the adjacent six-storey Topaz building is priced from $410,000.

 

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A representation of the view from Westbay Quay, a waterfront development now underway along the western shores of the Inner Harbour. Westbay Quay's five-storey Sapphire phase, comprised of six multi-million dollar luxury residences, will be unveiled this weekend.

 

Ultra-luxury Sapphire condominiums unveiled at Inner Harbour's Westbay Marina

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One of the Capital Region’s most prestigious condominium offerings is scheduled for its unveiling this weekend at Esquimalt’s Westbay Quay on the western shores of the Inner Harbour.

 
Sapphire at Westbay Quay, the second and final phase of the up-market Westbay Quay development slated for Head and Lyall streets in Esquimalt, will launch with a limited collection ultra-luxury oceanside residences valued into the millions of dollars.
 
“Sapphire is one of the most luxurious and prestigious new-build real-estate offerings on Vancouver Island,” said David Price, partner at Victoria development firm Tenfold Projects, which spearheaded the nearby Swallows Landing community that several years prior brought international acclaim to the shores of Esquimalt for its luxury highrise homes and sweeping views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour waterfront.
 
“Swallows Landing is one of only a handful of projects on Vancouver Island that fall into the category of true high-end living, and its sought after estates are the inspiration for Sapphire’s gorgeous offerings positioned to take in the incredible views of the harbour, downtown Victoria and the strait.” [Full article]

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#146 Mixed365

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:59 PM

- 6 units

- Concrete

- 5-storeys

- Underground parkade

- Two full-floor layouts

- $125 per foot towards custom interior design

- Esquimalt market

 

I have no idea how this project pencils out financially. 

It reminds me of Eventide property in Vancouver at 1460 Bute. Corner of Bute and Pacific. Right on Sunset Beach in Downtown Vancouver where...wait for it... none have sold. See links for more:


https://www.theglobe...perfect-pied-a/

 

https://www.rew.ca/p...query=1460 bute

 

http://eventidethree.com/

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#147 Mike K.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:07 PM

In Sapphire’s case the penthouse has already sold, leaving five of the six suites still on the market.

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#148 Mixed365

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:42 PM

Right... but who bought the PH? 

I have no inside information, but I would not surprised if it were the Developer. 


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

That information has been withheld, as it is in any such transaction.

I’ve been watching this project quite closely and just to give you an idea of how many monied purchasers combined units in the Topaz building, consider there were 79 when the project launched and today there are 73.

There’s big money out there and Swallows Landing has played a key part in attracting fans of that project to Westbay.

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#150 Mixed365

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:13 PM

Technically it is withheld only until they close. 

 

Swallow's Landing is a decent project, but keep in mind it was completed 10+ years ago. 

 

If you consider for a second the construction costs of this project - they are astronomical when compared to the number units and the market in Victoria. 

*If they sell all units 6 units, let says for argument sake, they are 1MM each. 6MM total. The UG parkade alone will be 500K to construct. Once you add land costs, financing costs, soft costs, hard costs - they will easily go over the 6MM mark. 

 


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:20 PM

The underground will be part of the overall project, so it won't be a standalone structure, which would indeed be quite expensive for only 12 vehicles.

 

I believe the gross sales will be in the rage of $15 million. The penthouse, which is much smaller than the 4th floor 3,500 square foot unit, was just itself in the $3 million range.


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 05:42 PM

Ultra-luxury Sapphire condominiums unveiled at Inner Harbour's Westbay Marina


this is cool and all, but 'tis not an Inner Harbour location  <_< 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:24 PM

this is cool and all, but 'tis not an Inner Harbour location  <_< 

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Which means you don't get covered with kerosene when you sit out on your patio.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:32 AM

The underground will be part of the overall project, so it won't be a standalone structure, which would indeed be quite expensive for only 12 vehicles.

 

I believe the gross sales will be in the rage of $15 million. The penthouse, which is much smaller than the 4th floor 3,500 square foot unit, was just itself in the $3 million range.

I didn't know the UG would be part of the other project - my bad. 

What leads you to believe it would be in the 15MM range? 


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#155 Mike K.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:51 AM

I've seen the pricing sheet and prices range from $1.84 million to $4.5 million.


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#156 Mixed365

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 01:06 PM

I've seen the pricing sheet and prices range from $1.84 million to $4.5 million.

 

Right... And that's "asking price"


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#157 Mixed365

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 01:06 PM

Genuinely curious what other VVers think of the viability of this project. 


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 01:17 PM

Genuinely curious what other VVers think of the viability of this project.


As a standalone project you'd probably be right, but really it's just a part of the overall westbay quay project with different marketing. Is it even a different strata?

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 05:55 PM

Definitely not worth the money considering it’s not on the water and that parking lot could easily ( and eventually will) be developed and obstruct views.

Also this developer isn’t a proven luxury developer, I’d take a look at the wade which could end up being a 4 year build for a 4 story building.

Wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:54 AM

That’s an odd thing to say about a developer who built some of the most sought after luxury residences in our region, the Swallows Landing towers right next door to Westbay Quay.

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