New Co-op and Qualicum Beach Inn honoured at building awards

Parksville Co-op wins in mixed use category, QBI in hospitality category

The Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments building in Campbell River earned the Judges’ Choice honour for Best Overall Entry in the 8th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards Thursday, April 23 at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

Broadstreet Properties & Seymour Pacific Developments also won the Excellence Award in the Office category of the gala. There were a total of 34 entries from the Cowichan Valley to Campbell River represented at the gala. A team of independent judges have completed their work, assessing each of the projects in 11 categories that were completed between Jan. 1

-Dec. 31, 2014.

Re/MAX Commercial was the Platinum Sponsor for the event, with Colliers International and Coastal Community Credit Union in as Gold Sponsors. Category sponsors included the Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Western Bank, DTZ Barnicke, RBC Royal Bank, MNP LLP and the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, Invest Comox Valley and the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA). Business Examiner Vancouver Island co-ordinated the event.

By category, the Excellence Award winners were:

Community Institutional: Uplands Walk Supportive Housing building in Nanaimo.

Community Institutional – Renovation: Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo.

Multi-Family: Berwick by the Sea, Campbell River.

Retail: Island Optimal Health/Moksha Yoga, Nanaimo.

Commercial Renovation: Real Estate Webmasters, Nanaimo.

Industrial McGregor Thompson, Nanaimo.

Industrial Renovation: Trojan Collision Centre, Nanaimo.

Community Recreational: Comox Valley Child Development, Courtenay.

Hospitality: Qualicum Beach Inn.

Mixed Use: Co-op Parksville Gas Bar, Parksville.

Merit Awards (runner-up) went to:

Community Institutional: DFO Search & Rescue, Port Hardy; K’omoks First Nation Administration Building of Courtenay.

Office: Millstone Medical Centre, Nanaimo; Portsmouth Professional Centre, Nanaimo.

Multi-Family: Oak Manor of Campbell River.

Retail: Oyster Bay Quay of Ladysmith.

Commercial Renovation: Community Farm Store of Duncan.

Industrial: Port Posh Wash of Port Alberni.

— VIREB news release