As construction is set to begin on Vancouver College’s new Elementary School, the community gathered on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 for a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony. The blessing was bestowed by Vancouver College’s Chaplain, Father Juan Lucca, and was attended by Elementary School students, Christian Brothers, and members of the Board, Administrative teams, and the Our Next Century Campaign cabinet.
As this next phase of our project begins, we pray for the safety of all those working on the construction site, as well as the completion of this project which will serve the boys of today and those in generations to come.
Construction work on the second and final phase of our campus redevelopment continues in full swing! The structural steel frame that will hold up the iconic heritage wall of Lannon Hall is now in place; Nichol Hall is gone; and the remaining shell so Lannon, McCormack and Mackin Halls will come down in the next two to three weeks!
Our construction team is hard at work, taking down Old VC brick by brick. On the front side, the team is working to secure the front facade, so it remains intact and standing as the rest of the historic building comes down
The demolition of "Old VC" has begun! The first steps are to remove the brick facade on the east wall (near the old Cafeteria). After this is done, machines will begin to plow through the concrete, making their way through the historic building.
On Wednesday, December 5, the demolition of "Old VC" will begin, starting with the old cafeteria wall. Demolition of the building is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2019, when construction on the Elementary School begins!
Steel beams have been placed around the front exterior of Old VC, to preserve the brick facade as demolition of the rest of the building is set to begin in the next few weeks. The beams will hold the front wall in place until it is attached to the new Elementary School set to open in 2020!
For the eighth time in Vancouver College's proud 96-year history, the school officially opened another new building on Tuesday, October 23rd 2018. The Blessing and Dedication of Manrell Hall was officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, and attended by VC parents, students and donors including the Manrell family, who we could not have completed the project without.