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Previously housing the printing presses for Crown Publications, the interior renovation of the main floor of 563 Superior Street created office swing space and accommodates 80 full time employees. The principles and planning requirements of Leading Workplace Strategies (LWS) were implemented with the criteria of the SSBC’s Technical Standards, 2014 Edition. The final design celebrated the original architecture of the building. The existing vault was repurposed into a meeting room, the shaft of the removed freight elevator became a meeting booth, and the exterior loading dock was transformed into a semi-enclosed seating area for staff. The finishes echo the original industrial use of the building with the existing vault and fire doors left in place, open ceilings with exposed ductwork and conduit, refinished concrete floors, and industrially inspired finishes.

The scope included a existing conditions investigation including schematic design and design development with two interior finish options, client meetings, preparation of construction documents and NMS specification with 50%/95%/100% submissions, Tender support services, and contract administration. Final Completion was achieved on July 31, 2017.

This project was undertaken by number TEN as part of BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. list of qualified suppliers. Number TEN provided architectural and interior design for this project and managed a full consultant team including structural, mechanical, electrical, heritage, cost and acoustical. Barry Cosgrave was the Partner in Charge, Leslie Myers was Lead Interior Designer & Team Lead, WSP Canada provided mechanical & electrical engineering and Advicas provided costing.

Client: BGIS for the Province of BC
Number TEN’s Role: Prime Consultant 
Size: 1,240 sq. m.
Completion: 2017
Location: Victoria, BC