Muhammad and Mumtaz Virani with grandson Aydin, 2, daughter-in-law Farrah and son Riaz, in front of a model of their 30-storey Avani Centre tower, expected to be part of Whalley’s skyline by 2022. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Family behind Whalley’s Avani Centre announce donation to Surrey Hospital Foundation

Residential and hotel tower, at King George Boulevard and Fraser Highway, has 2022 completion date

The Virani family of Surrey and Richmond is planning to donate $22,000 to the Surrey Hospital Foundation based on home sales related to their Avani Centre development in Whalley, as well as up to $20,000 each year from hotel bookings there.

The 30-storey residential and hotel tower, designed by architect Maxime Frappier, is to be built at King George Boulevard and Fraser Highway and is expected to be completed by 2022.

Its first seven floors will feature a Hilton-branded 112-room hotel. The Viranis have been doing business in Surrey for more than 35 years and also own a Holiday Inn and Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, one of them exclusively serving renal patients at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

“We’re big believers in Surrey and its future and the care that is provided at Surrey Memorial is a something our whole community should be proud of,” said Muhammad Virani. “The Avani Centre, with its proximity to the hospital and growing medical precinct, reflects our ongoing confidence in Surrey as a wonderful place to live, work and welcome families.”

His wife, Mumtaz Virani, said that “When a community has been so welcoming, it only makes sense to give back.

“Our family’s roots are growing even deeper with the addition of our grandchildren,” she said. “It’s so easy to take important places like Surrey Memorial for granted, but community support is vital to the hospital’s success and the growing services it provides to all of us.”

Jane Adams, president and CEO of the Surrey Hospital Foundation, said the “kind of ongoing support demonstrated by the Virani Family makes our work at the Surrey Hospital Foundation possible.

“I want to thank Muhammad, Mumtaz and their family for their confidence and support, as well as their willingness to partner with us to promote the foundation to their customers and suppliers.”



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Avani Centre Surrey Hospital Foundation Virani donation

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Surrey boy living with congenital heart disease to speak at local Tedx event

Mason Vander Ploeg will be speaking on saving the oceans

Survey suggests 83 per cent of Surreyites ‘favour a referendum’ on policing transition

Survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation

Racist graffiti sparks Cloverdale man to renew calls for City to clean up street

Hate message the latest garbage dumped at the end of 176th Street

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of turning newspapers into digital archives

Kelowna Capital News donated materials dating from 1980 to 2000

Landlord ordered to pay $11K after harassing B.C. mom to move days after giving birth

Germaine Valdez was pressured to move just a few days after giving birth by C-section to her child

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

VIDEO: Giants winning streak now stands at 11

Team erased a 5-2 deficit by scoring every five minutes

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

B.C. massage therapist suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct

While suspended, Leonard Krekic is not entitled to practice as an RMT in B.C.

Most Read