Restoration work has started on the Qualicum Beach waterfront washrooms. The town sent out a news Monday, April 16 stating the work should be completed by July, 2018. — Lauren Collins photo

Construction begins on Qualicum Beach waterfront washrooms

Renovations expected to be completed July, 2018

The construction on the Qualicum Beach waterfront washroom has begun.

At its March 19 regular council meeting, council unanimously voted to award the tender for the beach washrooms to Don May Construction for a total cost of $239,207.49. Coun. Anne Skipsey recused herself from the vote.

RELATED: Qualicum Beach council reverses course, OKs washroom renos

Funding for the project includes $25,000 from the province with the difference coming from the town’s budget.

“Our beach is our most beautiful and visible attraction and to make this facility a more accessible and family-friendly area, only enhances the experience for our residents and visitors that come to our waterfront,” Mayor Teunis Westbroek said in a release from the town.

The improvements to the structure include new floor coverings, countertops, lighting, and hot water showers. Upgraded electrical service will also be included in the extensive renovation.

During renovations, the washroom electric vehicle charging station will be inaccessible, but the station will be up and running again upon completion of the project. Other electrical vehicle charging stations are located at the Qualicum Beach Airport, Qualicum Beach Civic Centre and in the town hall underground parkade.

Portable facilities will be available during construction which is expected to be complete July 2018. CAO Daniel Sailland said there are currently portable toilets on site, but there will be proper mobile washrooms replacing the portable toilets during the construction.

— NEWS Staff

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