The Main Buildings
There are now 74 buildings on the Riverview Lands, with the demolition of Valleyview in September 2016 to make way for the PAC/Maples project. The buildings range in age from the 100-year-old West Lawn building to the five-year-old Cypress Lodge. The large size of the site allowed for building expansion as the need arose.
The site’s main buildings are named West Lawn, Centre Lawn, East Lawn, Crease Clinic and Crease Cafeteria. The Lawn buildings share a similar design and follow a north-south line following the site’s contours. They face east to Lougheed Highway and the Coquitlam River. As part of the background analysis work for the master planning phase, detailed study of these buildings’ structure, code compliance, building envelope and heritage were undertaken to understand how to address potential adaptive reuse of these structures.
Some of the buildings are over 100 years old. We have conducted an assessment of every building onsite to determine the state and condition of each.
As we move forward with the renewal process, we will be considering the viability of these buildings. In addition, we will consider environmental and heritage factors, as well as considerations under the cost recovery mandate.