Construction is well underway on level 1 of our new facility. Concrete columns and walls are taking shape throughout the first floor giving us a better sense of the floor plan and space design. A higher level tower crane is being installed later this month on the southeast corner after a change of forming contractors. Watch out for dramatic changes on the construction site as the entire exterior structure takes shape over the next four months.
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.