This complex 18-month renovation involved moving an existing heritage wood structure, abating the lead and asbestos, removing contaminated soil, pouring a new foundation, and then moving the wood structure back into place. The PCL team completed the 122-ton move in just three hours.
This 1913 building has now been transformed into a modern, sustainable firehall, complete with a seismic upgrade to a post-disaster facility, geothermal heating, a three-truck apparatus bay, and a public community room. Heritage elements include fir sash windows and knee braces, as well the original brass pole and tin-paneled ceiling. The hose tower, originally used as a crow’s nest for smoke watch across Vancouver, was retained.
This project is targeting LEED Gold certification.
2015 Heritage Award of Merit - City of Vancouver
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