Meakin, Duggan nail city's development awards

Will Duggan’s Build Green townhome was honoured by the City of Duncan Monday. - Peter W. Rusland
Will Duggan’s Build Green townhome was honoured by the City of Duncan Monday.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland

The greening of Duncan continued with energy-efficient developments honoured with city awards Monday.

Howard Meakin's revamp of the former Doman office building (435 Trunk Road), and Will Duggan's Build Green townhome (472 Chesterfield Avenue) received kudos in city hall during council's inaugural service.

Duncan's commercial development award of excellence went to Meakin and architect Peter Jan de Hoog who helmed upgrades of the landmark three-story office building. It was recently sold, and formerly owned by  Western Forest Products.

It was transformed into the Cowichan Health and Wealth Centre. The structure housing Scotiabank boasts an upgraded steel and glass facade, modern windows, and high-efficiency water and heating to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Meanwhile, Duggan accepted Duncan's retail development award of excellence. It cheers the four-unit townhouse, finished in January, on Duggan's behalf by Dwayne Perry — from a design by Glen Calihoo of Built 2 Last Construction.

The townhome sits on the flood plain and needed a four-foot ground clearance. Mature cedar trees were also kept on the site.

The project required completion to Built Green Silver certification. Its energy standards exceed build-code requirements. The townhome exemplifies higher density, infill housing in the city's lower-density residential area.


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