The site has been announced. It's not going to be quite 150,000 square feet, but over 100,000 sq ft.
In July of 2021, Alexzi issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) which received six quality land options. From there, the team went through a strategic process of narrowing these six landsites down to three. Out of the final three, the team went into deep due diligence on two of the sites. We are now pleased to announce our land partnership!
After much consideration, we are so excited to announce that we have a signed Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Malahat First Nation.
The Malahat Nation represents approximately 357 members with two reserve lands located on the western shore of Saanich Inlet, south of the village of Mill Bay, about 40 kilometres north of Victoria.
Malahat Nation’s Strategic Plan follows the blue-green economy philosophy that encourages improved stewardship of the ocean, groundwater, and waterways, in addition to incorporating strategies to mitigate climate change and adaptation. With the future build-out of their lands, they strive to meet or surpass current and future national standards towards a green economy and infrastructure.
Alexzi and Malahat Nation have an aligned mission to achieve improved well-being of community members, an environment of social equity, and a significant reduction in environmental risks.
Alexzi's 100,000+ sqft green manufacturing plant will be built with Nexii's sustainable building solutions.
Alexzi will have a long-term lease and be the anchor tenant for the Malahat Business Park. Malahat's ambitious growth plans provide a unique opportunity to maximize use of the Nexii product for the development of Alexzi’s manufacturing facility, and for the future phases of the business park, the proposed Malahat Film Studios, tourist attractions, and additional residential and commercial buildings. Malahat is in negotiations with additional high-profile tenants that foster an environment of innovation and symbiotic business.
Malahat Nation and Alexzi are in further discussions about additional economic partnership opportunities with the goal to directly impact and benefit members of the Malahat Nation, supporting Reconciliation in alignment with their community plan. This includes reserving at least 10% of its employee base for Indigenous workers. Alexzi will also create training opportunities for Malahat youth, and workers on the manufacturing process and the assembly of Alexzi's building products.