VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
STATUS Completed 2013
SCOPE Architecture, Master Planning, Interiors, Retail Amenities
2014 Commercial Building Award for Excellence in Commercial Renovations
In designing the expansion and complete renovation of the existing Hillside Centre in Victoria, BC, MMC took care to not only respect, but also celebrate Hillside’s historical setting, showcasing the area’s natural environment and bringing back the essence of Victoria’s architecture. MMC, with the assistance of CEI Architects as the local Victoria affiliate, helped the client navigate the strict regulatory requirements and associated approvals, including the challenge of delivering upon the numerous and extensive City sustainability initiatives.
The redevelopment doubled the size of the existing food court, which is now home to fourteen food vendors. The food court was also completely rebranded to create an open and welcoming new atmosphere.
The result of the revitalization and expansion is a Shopping Centre that delivers a broader mix of retailers with higher square foot rental rates, a cohesive atmosphere and design language throughout, while maintaining the existing design vocabulary of the site