UVic: Phase 1 of Queenswood demolition and remediation complete

From Spencer Massie, Project Manager, UVic Properties

I’m happy to
report the Phase 1 internal demolition and hazmat remediation is now
complete – and it went well. H.L Demolition was completing a few tail
end deficiencies, but wrapped up it all up last week.

Construction has now taken over the project site and are starting to
get set up for the first Phase 2 Base Building Upgrade work packages.
Initially they will be doing some test drilling, then cuts in the
concrete slab so they can excavate down to the bedrock to install rock
anchors – which are the main supporting element of the building’s
seismic upgrade. All of this work is internal to the building through
the existing slab, so nothing external to the building will be

this is done, the anchors will be secured in place – and the shear
walls will be constructed of reinforced concrete – this will start third
or fourth week of July and I’ll let you know exactly when you can
expect to see that.

work will start the Phase 2 construction in earnest – and there will be
quite a bit of activity during business hours from then until the base
building work is complete. It would be timely to remind the residents
that the level of activity will now be higher, with multiple trades
onsite, and to expect cement trucks and other vehicles attending the
site as necessary.

site superintendent from Kinetic is Mark Doyle – and his contact number
is 250 381-5648. He would be happy to respond to any issues, if for
some reason you can’t get hold of me first.

rezoning continues to work its way to District of Saanich Council – and
we’re anticipating it will be brought forward to Committee of the Whole
at one of the meetings in July. I’m sure you are monitoring this – but
I’ll also let you know the date, when we do.

As always – if any questions please give me a shout.

All the best

Spencer Massie

Project Manager, UVic Properties

778 224-1022 O

250 886-3617 M

#2201 – 4464 Markham Street

Victoria, British Columbia

V8Z 7X8 Canada

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