Langford Councillor Lanny Seaton and Parks Manager Cory Manton accept the Merit Award for the Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre in the category of Community – Institutional. (VREB photo)

Craigdarroch Castle among winners at Victoria’s Commercial Building Awards

Winners have been announced from the 27th annual competition from the Victoria business community

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board announced the winners of its 27th annual Commercial Building Awards competition.

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“I would like to offer congratulations to all those involved with the projects nominated for 27th annual Commercial Building Awards,” said Kyle Kerr, president VREB. “These buildings have become part of Victoria’s vibrant landscape and enhance our neighbourhoods with their stunning aesthetics and practical functions.”

Sixteen awards include an Award of Excellence to the Tudor House Liquor Store in the category of Retail – New. Located on the site of the old Tudor House Pub, the store provides a retail space equipped with a tasting bar and an upper mezzanine level multi-functional event space.

Inside the 9,000 square foot building, wood elements and a living plant wall are used to warm the industrial looking space. On the outside, a glass accordion wall makes a bold statement on the corner of Admirals and Esquimalt roads.

The Craigdarroch Castle Visitor Centre earned an and an Award of Excellence in the category of Commercial – Renovation. The work at 1070 Joan Crescent retained and restored a 1913 residence and converted it into a visitor centre for the Craigdarroch Castle Society. The project enhances the visitor experience by allowing better flow to the castle and supporting functions such as ticketing, access to washrooms and a gift shop.

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Competition judges from Victoria’s business community look at the overall exterior of each project and how it fits into the surrounding area. They base their final decisions on projects that are sensitive to the environment, are aesthetically pleasing and answer a specific developmental need within the community. This year’s judges were Fred Carver of RE/MAX Camosun, Kathy Hogan the Executive Director of Urban Development Institute – Capital Region, Tim Taylor of NAI Commercial (Victoria), Christy Love who is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Regional Manager at RDH and Patrick Schilling an architect and Design Director of PARC Retirement Living.

Find a full list of winners online at cba.vreb.org.



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