St. Helen’s Hotel
Renovation

Project Information

Location: Vancouver, BC

Start: October 16, 2008

Completion: October 31, 2009

Budget: $4,800,000

Principles Involved:
  • Building Owner: BC Housing
  • Contractor: VanMar Constructors
  • Architect: Davidson Yuen Simpson Architects

Contact: James Weldon BC Housing 204 Braemar E, North Vancouver, BC, V7N 1R1 Phone: 778-898-9908 | Email: byhec1@shaw.ca

Description of Project:
  • VanMar Constructors 1030 Inc. was selected as Construction Manager
  • 5 storey wood, masonry and steel frame building
  • 1 building consisting of 96 units totalling 27,046 sf to be converted to 86 units with added common areas
  • Hazardous materials dealt with on site included lead paint, asbestos and mould
  • Extensive structural upgrades
  • Heritage Restoration to the metal cornice, glazed masonry and complete restoration of the hotel lobby.
  • Metal Paneling, stucco and glazed brick cladding
  • Existing SBS flat roofing was repaired/replaced
  • Replaced all plumbing, electrical, drywall, flooring, fixtures and trims
  • State of the art fire alarm system to deal with hard to house tenants
Team Members
  • Art Van Maren (VanMar)
  • Jeff Marin (VanMar)
  • Terry Yen (Davidson Yuen Simpson Architects)
  • James Weldon (BC Housing)