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Royal Bank – Hillside & Scott Branch


Built on the RBC Retail by Design model – a new format and new way of introducing banking. The property was a former Blockbuster Video and underwent extensive renovations of the interior and exterior. This location was the first Retail by Design Store on Vancouver Island and the third in BC. At the time of construction, there were 32 similar Retail Stores in Canada. This design is based on the future model of what banking looks like according to RBC, with big storefront windows instead of brick walls, offering free wi-fi and a large advice area for client information events. Many green initiatives have been implemented internally, including reduction of print materials through introduction of interactive brochure kiosks, the use of digital adboards and the installation of a water filtration system to divert the use of bottled water.

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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.