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1701 Island Highway

This project is owner-occupied and contains 4,000 sq ft of offices for medical practitioners and a Montessori pre-school on the ground floor. The second floor contains 3,500 sq ft of commercial space.

As part of a larger commercial development at the corner of Wilfert Road and the Old Island Highway, this project responds to the need for additional professional (medical) office space within a short drive of Victoria General Hospital and for more pre-school spaces for the surrounding Western Communities.

Environmental and sustainable initiatives began with the project’s location – an existing empty gravel lot was once used as a depository for unsuitable fill. Once the lot was remediated, sustainability initiatives were incorporated – heating and cooling via high efficiency electric heat pumps and a variable air volume zoned HVAC system. Also, low Volatile Organic Compound paints, adhesives and flooring materials were used on the interior, both in medical offices and in pre-school. Storm water is collected and stored on site where it is treated through vegetated swales and rain gardens prior to release into the municipal drainage system.

The site now has an extensive landscape scheme, while adjacent properties have been stabilized and enhanced as a result of the construction of this project.

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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.