mOUNT DOUGLAS SENIORS HOUSING
Number TEN is currently working with the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia on developing affordable seniors housing projects. The Diocese has 14 non-profit housing societies on Vancouver Island providing over 400 units of affordable senior living. This past year, we completed working on a redevelopment of the Mount Douglas Housing Society facility in Saanich BC. There are currently 80 units of housing in a two-storey building that is now 40 years old. The redevelopment of the site is a two phase approach, phase one being the newly completed 84 unit three-storey building constructed on open land and a future 140 units of housing in 10 years time when the original building will be replaced. The mandate of the Society is to provide affordable rental accommodation for seniors that have little or no savings (they are screened for income eligibility). We have developed smart design, efficient suites (studios and one-bedrooms) that provide aging in place washrooms, bed areas, kitchens and special features. The building program also includes spaces to provide intellectual, spiritual, physical and social pursuits. The Mount Douglas project has been developed with close consultation with a construction company as part of the design team providing costing and construction logistics at a very early stage to ensure the project met its financial objectives.
The project received its Built Green Gold Certification and was also recognized by the Victoria Real Estate Board with the 2020 Affordable Housing Award of Excellence.
Client: Mount Douglas Seniors Housing Society
Number TEN’s Role: Prime Consultant
Size: 4,710 sq. m. (50,700 sq. ft.)
Completion: June 2019
Location: Saanich, BC