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Commercial – Renovation

Dominion Rocket

The Dominion Rocket is extensive renovation of the historic Dominion Hotel. Now 97 micro-apartments above 13,000 square feet of retail, the Dominion Rocket offers modern design and convenience set against the backdrop of Victoria’s storied past and the hotel’s unique Edwardian architecture. While each 160 to 425 square foot apartment includes a wall-mounted bed, custom built-in closets and furniture, kitchenette, full bathroom and high-efficiency storage, the Rocket’s common spaces offer a kitchen/dining room, entertainment lounge, and coffee bar, in addition to the historic lobby, atrium, and cabaret.

Much of the work restoring the Dominion Rocket was to meet current standards of life safety, energy efficiency and building code compliance. The upper four residential floors of the Dominion Hotel were completely remodeled, while the commercial common spaces were restored to their original historic condition. Many of the building operating systems were replaced, a new fire and security system was installed to include CCTV, the elevator operating system and cab interior were updated, all intended to add new economic life to a 100 year old heritage building.

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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.