Heritage Building Restoration
“Old Town” Victoria
At Cairnview, we are proud of our role in the revitalization of many of old town Victoria’s important heritage structures.
Indeed the opportunity to engage our expertise in upgrading these landmarks of early Victorian architecture is an extremely exciting and rewarding endeavor. Modernizing these heritage structures requires a dedicated team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals and trades people.
Equipping these buildings with essential environmental building systems, such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, climate controls and fire protection, assures that a sustainable and vibrant mix of urban residential and commercial live/workspace, will enliven the downtown core.
Heritage restorations in Victoria include:
The Leiser Building
circa 1896 – 324 & 334 Yates St.
One of seven, Le Fevre & Company’s acquisitions, this building is among Old town Victoria’s finest. Kudos to the vision and the courage of developers like Le Fevre and company who revive old static structures into dynamic buildings that provide healthy environments that supports a sustainable living and working experience for decades to come.
B. Wilson Building
at 536 Herald Street in the old town area of Victoria.
The B. Wilson Building features unique, award winning residential loft condominiums and live work studios were created to transform a defunct downtown warehouse near china town. This is a restoration project by Leith Anderson Architecture.
Morley Soda Factory
“Waddington Alley” Victoria
This building was once the Morley Soda Factory, and in fact, we found many original soda bottles in the building during the restoration which were cleaned and are still on display inside the building today.
The building now features 9 Live/Work studios on historical Waddington Alley between Johnston and Yates St. It was a delight to be a part of revitalizing a derelict building back to prominence.
Deluxe condominiums in The Monaco are located in an 1888 Heritage conversion in the heart of the city at 610 Johnson St.
The suite offerings are one bed and bath, and featuring 11/12 foot ceilings, modern comforts including bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas ranges and fire places as well as in suite laundry. Commercial retail space is located at ground level.
This is just a sampling of some of the heritage restoration projects Cairnview has been involved in within Victoria, BC. We look forward to continuing to revitalize the downtown core alongside developers who are inspired to undertake these projects.