Infrastructure BC has initiated the procurement process for a major building project on Vancouver Island. The Royal BC Museum’s new collection and research building has an estimated cost of $224 million (CAD) and is being constructed to preserve millions of historical objects and archival records currently housed at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. The new site is nearby Colwood B.C. and will include state-of-the-art environmental controls, as well as making more of the collection open to the public. Site preparation on a 3.2-acre property started last year and will clear the way for construction on the building to start in 2022. The new facility will cover approximately 167,000 sq. ft. (15,500 square-meters) and integrate mass timber elements while meeting CleanBC energy efficiency standards. The province expects to pick a winning bidder for the project by spring 2022. Construction is scheduled to last three years.
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BC launches procurement process for $224M mass timber museum building