COLWOOD – Seaspan Victoria Shipyards has announced plans to consolidate their South Island supply chain operations in a new 85,000 sq.ft. office and warehousing space in Colwood’s Allandale District owned by Omicron Development Inc. on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Sooke Road.
Seaspan’s new custom designed office and warehouse space will be built by Omicron on the 3.95-acre Lot A parcel within the 20-acre mixed use development.
‘“The growth and complexity of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards’ long-term customer contracts have increased our need to consolidate sourcing and management of materials for vessel repair, refit and conversion projects. We look forward to leasing a superior set of warehouse buildings at Allandale District to support our growth in the maritime sector,” said Joe O’Rourke, Vice President and General Manager, Victoria Shipyards.
Upon approval of the development application, this $26 million project is estimated to create 90 construction jobs over the next 1.5 years as well as approximately 44 long term jobs at the new Seaspan Victoria Shipyards location in Colwood.
Currently Seaspan Victoria Shipyard’s team of logistics and procurement professionals is located across three offices, and materials are spread across four warehouses in the Victoria area. The Development Permit application meets all requirements under the property’s existing M2 land-use designation and does not require rezoning.
“We are thrilled about the prospect of welcoming Seaspan Victoria Shipyards and their employees to Colwood,” said Colwood Mayor Rob Martin. With this one proposal, Omicron and Victoria Shipyards will bring a $26 million dollar construction investment to Colwood along with nearly 100 construction jobs and significant long term employment. We look forward to it being the first of many announcements for the 20-acre Allandale District which will expand Colwood’s tax base and create jobs for residents close to home,” said Mayor Rob Martin, City of Colwood.
Read the full release from Omicron Development Inc.