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Inner Harbour's Westbay Quay condominiums a landmark in the making at the Westbay Marina

A rendering of Tenfold Project's Sapphire, the high-end phase of the Westbay Quay development now under construction at the western edge of the Inner Harbour. Comprised of 85 residences, including six within the luxury Sapphire building, Westbay Quay is part of Esquimalt's transformation into one of the most sought after condominium markets on southern Vancouver Island.  Tenfold Projects / BDM3d

Inner Harbour's Westbay Quay condominiums a landmark in the making at the Westbay Marina
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA
The harbourfront Westbay Quay condominium project rising at the foot of Head and Lyall streets is readying for its spring sales campaign with the launch of 20 remaining condominiums in its Topaz building and five high-end estates in the ultra-luxury Sapphire building.
 
Developer Tenfold Projects is finalizing structural work on the first phase of the three-complex all-concrete build, which includes the six-storey Topaz mid-rise fronting onto Lyall Street and a sold-out two-storey live-work component, dubbed Lapis, with frontage onto Gore and Head streets. The developer’s forecast for first phase completion is October of this year. And at the nexus of Lyall and Gore streets second phase construction is anticipated to start later this year on the five-storey Sapphire to complete the 85-residence offering by mid-2023.
 
“Construction on our Topaz and Lapis buildings is progressing at a great pace, and we’re targeting our first move-ins for this fall,” says developer Max Tomaszewski, partner at Tenfold. “We anticipate having our crews start migrating onto Sapphire, the second phase of construction, in the second half 2021.”
 
Westbay Quay’s spring sales campaign features a collection of large one and two-bedroom up-market floor plans with mountain, ocean and city views priced from under $450,000 at Topaz, while the tony suites at Sapphire – with one of its six spacious custom-designed homes already sold – are priced from $2 million.
 
Sapphire features two full-floor layouts in the form of an 1,862 square foot top floor penthouse – purchased for $3 million – and a 3,500 square foot sub-penthouse spread across the fourth floor with pricing just shy of $4.5 million.
 
Levels two and three are split between a duo of two-bedroom homes sized from 1,755 to 2,217 square feet with a starting price of $2 million.
 
Westbay Quay aerial rendering.
An aerial of Westbay Quay, now under construction at the nexus of Head and Lyall streets in the Township of Esquimalt's Westbay Marina precinct overlooking the Inner Harbour.  Tenfold Projects
 
Richly appointed, Sapphire’s finishings and craftsmanship will appeal to even the most discerning buyers with $125 per square foot of custom interior design included in the price and in addition to an ample base demising provision.
 
Last fall Tenfold Projects partnered with Lisa Williams of luxury real-estate brokerage Sotheby's International Realty to represent Sapphire to an international audience while delivering a level of purchaser relations customary of high-profile listings.
 
“Sapphire is one of the rarest of homeownership opportunities on Vancouver Island, with a location regarded for its breathtaking views, and a level of design opulence that is shared among only a handful of buildings in the Capital Region,” Williams said at the time.
 
“Myself and the team at Sotheby’s look forward to showcasing this unique gem to the world, and building on the success of Westbay Quay and Swallows Landing.”
 
The latter project, Swallows Landing, was completed a decade ago on a rise overlooking the Westbay Quay site by Tenfold Projects partner David Price, who describes the two-tower residences as “among a handful of condominiums on Vancouver Island that fall into the category of true high-end living,” adding that Swallows Landing’s “sought-after estates have been the inspiration for Sapphire’s architectural design, positioned to take in the incredible views of a busy port, downtown Victoria and the Salish Sea.”
 
Ground floor commercial spaces will round out Westbay Quay and deliver the first retail spaces to the Westbay Marina precinct at Esquimalt’s most popular seaside destination for pedestrians heading into downtown Victoria along a harbourside walkway or boarding harbour ferries connecting downtown Victoria, Vic West and James Bay. The port area is also popular with mariners, visitors with recreational vehicles and houseboats.
 
Parking will be constructed as an underground secured garage, with each home provisioned at least one parking stall.
 
Meanwhile, work on Tenfold’s The Wade condominium on Johnson Street at Cook Street is nearing completion of its second phase. The 102-unit mixed-use building sold out in late 2017, and construction crews are busy with the final touches for the low-rise project’s south wing as move-ins complete in the north wing.
 
To learn more about Westbay Quay and to connect with the sales team, call 250-384-2771. The Westbay Quay presentation centre at 453 Head Street is currently open by appointment only. To view Westbay Quay’s official website, click here. C
 
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