NANAIMO – Westmark Construction Ltd. took home three Awards from the 13th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards, which were presented online, virtually, on September 30.
Westmark won Awards of Excellence for three projects in Nanaimo: Village on Third in the Apartments category, and Portsmouth Professional Centre in the Office category, as well as an Award of Merit for The Hub At Pacific Station in Apartments.
Village On Third
Phase One of Village on Third at 308 Hillcrest Avenue is part of a true mixed modern village. Upon completion, there will be five acres of residential, office and retail space. This project is purpose built student housing, with a contemporary design and each bedroom having its own balcony and en-suite. It is within walking distance to Vancouver Island University and downtown Nanaimo, and this project is perfectly situated for student life, and includes energy efficient building products and fixtures.
Westmark President Chris Lundy stated on the VIREB video that the project “is primarily focusing on university students. The units have separate ensuites and shared living and common spaces, and it is designed in a typical west coast modern design.”
Portsmouth Professional Centre
Phase 2 at 6546 Portsmouth Road completes the professional office development with elegant architectural design and materials. The building is thoughtfully placed on the site to complete the streetscape, screen parking and define generous pedestrian circulation and plaza spaces. Tastefully landscaped with screens and native plants, this project responds to the site on ever side. Each office space receives ample natural light and is controlled with architectural solar shades.
Lundy notes the commercial office development in the north end of Nanaimo is locally owned “and the owner mix of this professional centre is primarily medically-related businesses. It’s proven to be an excellent location and mix of services for the north end community.”
The Hub At Pacific Station
The Hub at 5260 Dublin Way sets the bar high for rental apartments in North Nanaimo. It features 60 one and two bedroom apartments with dens, private spacious balconies and plenty of natural light. Interiors feature high performance kitchens, ensuite laundry, and ample storage.
Adjacent to a park, it features top quality modern design, Fob Access system for all doors, heated parking ramps, electric car charging stations, hot and cold delivery lockers in the lobby.
Lundy notes: “The Hub at Pacific Station was the last of five phases of a Mixed Use development which combined housing for sale, retail, commercial space for sale. The Hub is a 60 unit higher end rental building which we retained, and it has some energy efficient features. It backs onto a small park and integrating with the business and residential community, and it is located on a bike path.”