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Commercial – Retail Renovation


Beacon Plaza


This project involved a major upgrade to an aging strip mall in downtown Sidney. Facing three streets in a highly visible area, particular attention was paid to exterior design elements and cladding, finishes, lighting, signage and the incorporation of historic photos onto the façade. A large steel arch was constructed to direct the public to the entry courtyard, and major upgrades including a raised patio were constructed on Bevan Avenue. A substantial amount of the upgrade dealt with energy conservation, including new HVAC rooftop units, roof insulation to R40 standards, and an exterior wall insulation/stucco panel system to R30 standards. Continue reading

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.