Island Highway View
Island highway view of exterior renovations and new additional landscaping, accessibility improvements, new signage, and removal of backlit fabric canopies/ signage.
Exterior facade from highway prior to minor exterior renovations. Featured backlit fabric canopies and little landscaping.
Estevan Road View
New contemporary pylon sign, additional landscaping, removal of backlit fabric canopies, and new paint.
Existing Estevan facade and pylon sign.
Upper Floor Lobby
Common area with feature elevator and fire rated glass and wood suite entry doors.
New elevator shaft at upper floor with new ventilation, floor opening, and pendant light fixture.
Refinished exterior entry stair adjacent to new elevator clad in wood patterned ceramic tile. Features removal of various dropped ceiling bulkheads, new suite entries, and more visually open and social interior.
Existing main entry stairway with dropped ceiling and backend of cantilevered exterior canopy beam projecting from wall.
New tempered glass and stainless steel railings around wood patterned floor and wall ceramic tile.
Existing main entry stairway with carpet, oak railings, and doorway to corridor. No floor opening at upper landing.
Main Floor Lobby Ceiling
View upward towards new ceiling opening with modern bocci styled pendant light fixture.
Men's washroom featuring high efficiency auto sensor urinal/ faucets, stainless steel sink in cantilevered quartzite countertop, dual flush wall hung toilet, and backlit mirror.
Existing washroom prior to renovations.
North Park Plaza (Estevan Professional Centre), Nanaimo
The project consists of interior renovations of common areas for handicapped accessibility and subdivision of the upper floor into 3 CRU's. New washrooms, elevator, and building code upgrades were completed. On the exterior, modest upgrades include additional landscaping, new building and pylon signage, new soffit lighting, new lobby storefront, removal of fabric awnings, and exterior repainting.
The lobby and main entry stair to the upper floor is more inviting with a more interconnected circulation system around the new elevator feature that allows penetrating natural daylight and intriguing views of the common areas. The cool coloured material pallet with crisp, clean modern lines, reflects a northern feel and contrasts with the warmth of the natural wood doors.
A common area with direct suite access is provided on the upper floor for socialization and avoids a long linear corridor typical of many commercial multi tenant spaces. Despite a low upper floor ceiling, the verticality of the elevator is emphasized with recessed down lighting. The materials and recessed lighting is repeated at the suite entry doors and within the minimalist washrooms. As the building is unsprinklered, clear fire rated glazing in steel frames is provided in order to maintain the clean lines and allow limited views into the CRU's.