The redevelopment of an underutilized site in Southeast False Creek and the preservation and adaptive reuse of a Class B heritage building.
Retention and preservation of a heritage building while building new construction immediately adjacent presented a number of construction challenges that demonstrated thoughtful design choices, like a pedestrian mews between buildings. Also, the challenge of creating a building design that embraced its location next to the Cambie Street Bridge but still provided a comfortable living environment for the residents.
The building was a sales success - it overcame the locational challenges by providing good value to the purchasers. The contrast of the new modern building and the existing heritage building provided a good example of the benefits of heritage preservation. The heritage building was successfully integrated into the project and created some unique commercial opportunities for the new tenants.