Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Local Businesses find success for redesign in Northern BC Building awards

A pair of Prince Rupert businesses have been recognized for their work in changing the street scape of Prince Rupert, as the Northern BC Commercial Building Awards hailed the work on the North Coast as part of their awards from earlier this Spring.

Prince Rupert's Ashley Furniture centre impressed the panel for the
Northern BC Building Awards taking home an award for Retail Renovation

Prince Rupert's Ashley Furniture Store's exciting new design in the city was hailed by the Award Committee, claiming the award for Retail renovation

The three story building on First Avenue West changed the visual image of the store in an extraordinary fashion, making use of the small lot to create a showcase studio for customers to enjoy.

The first retail build in the downtown area in a number of years, the two floors of windows open to the street have helped to bring an exciting presence to the city's downtown area and more than lived up to the promise made to Prince Rupert City Council that the development would be major improvement to the high traffic retail space.

Boni Madison architects and Marcan Construction were instrumental in brining the designs to life and delivering the renovated showroom for the Mackenzie Furniture brand.

The Argosy received an honourable mention for their work to bring new
life to the western end of the city's downtown core

(Photo from the Argosy)

They may not have brought a trophy home from this Spring for their work on the Argosy, but the owners of the Third Avenue emporium of everything, did gain the accolades of organizers of the 2018 Northern BC Commercial Building Awards.

The Prince Rupert facade improvement which has been part of the rejuvenation efforts for some in the community to bring new life to the city's downtown area, had already been hailed locally for its creative touches.

The work on the Argosy building has made for an example for the future for other commercial operators, delivering a welcome change for the Third Avenue commercial zone which has suffered a increasred level of decline over the last decade.

For their work the Argosy project received an honourable mention, it was nominated for the Commercial Renovation category.

A total of twenty five buildings from across Northern BC were nominated, with the work on the projects conducted between January 1st 2016 and December 31st 2017.

The Awards marking their Fifth anniversary celebrated many of the high profile projects found across Northern British Columbia.

The greatest level of success went the way of the Peace Region which claimed a large share of awards, an indication of the ongoing expansion of their economy, despite a few challenges along the way.

You can review more notes on the Northwest Business scene from our archive page here.

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