Spencer Massie,Executive Advisor, Development, of UVic Properties Investments Inc., advises:
Just wanted to update you and the CBRA that the interior tenant fit-out of the East wing of Queenswood will commence next week, Tuesday November 12th, with mobilization by Aral Construction.
As I previously mentioned, the project will complete the interior fit-out of the unfinished wing at 2474 Arbutus – the same building that Ocean Networks Canada is in. The East wing was left as shell space for a future tenant – and a research group that closely collaborates with ONC, from Environment & Climate Control Canada, will be moving in.
Use will remain Research and Office and this will be an interior fit-out only, as all the major building upgrades such as seismic and new site services were dealt with during the original project.
The original parking study allowed for full occupation of the building, so the only expected change is take-up of the existing spare capacity onsite, and we expect that additional occupants at Queenswood should further enhance security in dealing with the vandalism on site, which has since diminished but still occurring from time to time.
While most of the work is indoors, residents can expect to see contractors and vehicles on the site – and during various stages of the fit-out exterior areas will be marked out for bins and staging of materials – these should be avoided by residents as a safety precaution.
The project will run until the end of March 2020, with the move planned by mid-April.
I’ll provide regular updates during the project – If any questions, please let me know.
Executive Advisor, Development
UVic Properties Investments Inc.
778 224-1022 O
250 886-3617 M
#2201 – 4464 Markham Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8Z 7X8 Canada