School District 71 - Georges P. Vanier Secondary

Georges P. Vanier Secondary

Project Status:  Occupied

City/Town:  Courtenay

Project Scope: This project includes the seismic mitigation and partial replacement of the school. The partial replacement will be 31,000 square feet (2,880 m2) in size, and will have a functional design with six new science classrooms and eight regular classrooms for humanities studies. The project will also improve the 47-year-old school’s ventilation and heating systems. The work will be carried out in five phases and will include: replacing the front administrative and two-storey sections of the school with six new classrooms, a counselling suite and an administrative staff room; relocating the library to the centre of the school which will become a major focal point of the school; a new science super-lab with a large open area of supported lab stations and equipment that connects to classrooms; a new auditorium and multi-purpose room, which will connect to the existing drama room and provide flexible space for school programming as well as fine arts events; and, a new Aboriginal education room that will be connected to an outdoor courtyard to support Indigenous programs.

Estimated Project Value: $ 33.8M

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Estimated Project Milestones

  • Tender and Award: Spring 2016
  • Construction Initiation: Summer 2016
  • Occupancy: Fall 2018

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School District Project Contact

Ian Heselgrave
E-mail: ian.heselgrave@sd71.bc.ca