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The Churchill


The Churchill is distinguished as a venerable heritage redevelopment of a once under-utilized and derelict asset which has been re-gentrified; preserving the old world features and charm of the building. The white terra-cotta bricks, exclusive to late 19th century-early 20th century times, were stripped of paint, repaired and re-pointed. On the exterior, sheet metal cornices were custom designed and positioned to replicate what was once a defining feature of 719 Yates. Additionally, metal clad exterior wall panels and mouldings were rebuilt between windows to reflect an original feature. The original windows were refurbished and reused to maintain a valued original appearance and concrete remediation was done to the window sills. Today, The Churchill represents a catalyst for sustainable redevelopment and provides the city with affordable rental housing and an admirable building of the historic past. New construction components feature water conservation toilets, energy smart appliances, energy efficient lighting, and a $1 million seismic upgrade.

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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.