The City of Langford announced a new $44 million tech investment today, which will be a major addition to the Westhills commercial district, Lakepoint.
Plexxis Software, which is currently located in Brampton, Ontario will be relocating its new headquarters to 1331 Westhills Drive in Langford and is expected to open its doors in August 2022.
For the past eighteen months, city staff have been working closely with the tech company to discuss and finalize their relocation plans.
The firm will contribute over 100 new jobs in it’s new $44 million-dollar, 80,000 sq. ft build out and 50,000 sq. ft. of commercial lease space. This space will also include two ground-floor units for possible restaurant use.
“More and more tech companies are discovering the benefits of being located in British Columbia, a global crossroads,” said Premier John Horgan.
“I want to welcome Plexxis to Langford and the growing Westshore community.”
Not only will the relocation contribute new jobs within the firm, the relocation will also create hundreds of construction jobs in the process.
“Plexxis setting roots in Langford reinforces the technology sector as a strong economic driver for the province,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation,
“British Columbia offers many advantages to growing technology companies and start-ups. We invite entrepreneurs and innovators to be part of our sustainable and inclusive economic future.”
Langford was chosen as the best location for the firm’s relocation due to the city’s lifestyle and recreation options, talent opportunities, affordable housing choices and the city’s support to business development.
The city also has proven efficient in development processes and timelines.
“We believe that Langford had the most to offer with respect to lifestyle and amenities for our business and team,” said Plexxis CEO, Chris Loranger.
“The City of Langford has been incredibly easy to work with as we move and build our new headquarters on the West Coast.”
When complete, the Westhills commercial district area will include 32-acres of mixed use residential and commercial units.