History of Broadmead Village

Characterized by mature trees, connected green spaces and an emphasis on the natural landscape, the Broadmead community is a unique region. Settled by the Songhees Nation and later purchased by the Hudson's Bay Company, almost 719 acres of land was deeded as a farm to Alexander Grant Dallas in 1859 and named The Dallas Farm. The farm was then acquired by R.P. Rithet in 1891.

Rithet named the farm Broadmead after his beloved prizewinning racehorse and the community adopted this name, continuing the historic connection to the region. Rithet pased away in 1919 and his heirs decided the best future for Broadmead was to develop a holistic plan for the property that preserved the area's natural landscape and character. Local developer Gordon Rolston and a group of investors bought the property in 1965 and began implementing this plan.

Broadmead was comprehensively designed to be a community and Broadmead Vilage was built in 1993 and renovated in 2013 by Grosvenor Americas, offering the community a variety of amenities as well as a central gathering place. The Broadmead Village logo features a horse's head to maintain the connection to the racehorse Broadmead and the property's history.

Renovation and Sustainability Highlights

Signage - Signage was carefully integrated into the overall storefront design to complement the architecture, and to provide a unique identity for each tenant.

West Coast Design Elements -  Masonry bases of stone, granite and tile were created at feature entries and a wide variety of tones and textures – stained wood, painted metal, and glass complement the warm toned contrasting cementatious and brick surfaces.

Breezeway - The parking enclave adjacent to the West side of the Breezeway was redesigned to create a large public plaza incorporating place-making amenities such as public seating, new landscaping, LED lighting, a heated, covered soft-seating area, zero carbon fireplace, and landscaped interactive fountain.

Awards and Recognition

BOMA BESt Environmental Certification

December 4, 2012: Broadmead Village Shopping Centre received a Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Building Environmental Standards (BESt) Level 1 Certification. This is the first of four levels of certification and is a benchmarking process that helps applicants move up the levels of certification through improved environmental management.


ICSC Maple Leaf Silver Award

September 4, 2014: Grosvenor was acknowledged for its outstanding achievement in Design and Development Excellence for the renovation of Broadmead Village at the ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards.


• Decreased Annual Water consumption of 35.87%

• LED Lighting – Used for all new individual store signs,
    podium and wayfinding signage, general outdoor
    lighting elements.

• Recycling – Recycling programs were expanded at the
     centre reducing landfill waste and waste hauling
     expenses. Soft plastics can now be recycled.

• Carbon Offsets – New heated outdoor amenities are
     carbon neutral through the purchase of carbon offsets.

• No Smoking Policy – The centre is now designated as a
    non-smoking environment.