Nanaimo church tops Island real estate awards

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board announces winners of annual building awards

St. Paul’s Centre for Ministry and Community Service in downtown Nanaimo was named the Judges’ Choice Best Overall Winner in the 10th annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards.

More than 50 projects were eligible this year for the awards, which took place Thursday at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

St. Paul’s Centre also won the Award of Excellence in the Institutional Renovation category.

Other category Award of Excellence Winners were:

Institutional: B.C. SPCA of Nanaimo, which was also named winner of the Green Award for environmental excellence.

Retail Renovation: Galaxy Motors of Duncan.

Office Renovation: K.D. Beausoleil of Nanaimo.

Multi-Family Townhome: Pacific Station Townhomes of Nanaimo.

Multi-Family Apartment: Dover Ridge of Nanaimo.

Mixed Use: The Thunderbird of Port Alberni.

Industrial: J.R.E. Hardware Inc. of Nanaimo.

Recreational: Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit of Duncan.

Retail: Billy Gruff’s at Old Country Market of Coombs.

Awards of Merit went to Judith Fisher Center of Lasqueti Island in Institutional; Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church in Institutional Renovation; Dickinson Crossing of Nanaimo in Retail Renovation; The Ambleside Phase I of Courtenay in Multi-Family Townhome; Tulsa Views of Nanaimo in Multi-Family Apartment; Chinook Scaffold Warehouse of Parksville in Industrial; and Cassidy Country Kitchen of Cassidy/Nanaimo in Retail.

Honourable Mention Awards went to City of Courtenay Fire Training Facility in Institutional; Mariner’s Landing of Campbell River in Multi-Family Townhome; and Custom Restoration Shop of Courtenay in Industrial.

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