Walmart South Surrey facility

Walmart has filed an application with the Surrey B.C. council to build a warehouse and distribution centre in South Surrey. The 296,000 square foot frozen grocery facility would cost some $175 million to build and would ultimately create 200 jobs, reports the Surrey Now-Leader. In addition, the 14- to 18-month construction phase would support 300 skilled construction and engineering jobs, Walmart says.

The facility will include energy efficient LED lighting and intelligent controls which would reduce lighting energy consumption by 70 per cent, refrigeration usings CFC free carbon dioxide, and an HVAC system that uses heat produced by the refrigeration system for office and radiant under-floor heating.

Walmart Canada first announced its plans last July.

Photo: Surrey Now-Leader

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