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In 2011, Wakefield Contracting was referred to design and build a set of elegant, custom-built stone stairs that fit seamlessly with the existing rock landscape and connected the house to the million-dollar view at the top of the property.
Watch the video of Glenn describing some of the challenges and rewards of this project.
Read the full interview with the client, Blair Hagkull about working with Wakefield Contracting and how he feels about the "stairway to heaven".
We worked closely with the client and interior designer on an extensive renovation to the kitchen and two bathrooms.
Worked closely with the client and designer to transform this 1980s penthouse condominium to the custom specifications of the owner and designer including custom French provincial cast concrete fireplace, custom electrical, fixtures, and state of the art materials throughout.
In 1984, Wakefield Construction was hired to restore this once elegant neo-classical building, originally built for the Royal Bank of Canada in 1909, to its original glory. T-bar ceilings, typical of the 1950s era of Bauhaus architecture, were removed and the original plaster columns and arches in the 24 foot ceiling were exposed and rebuilt by hand. To complete the renovation, linoleum flooring was removed and the original oak hardwood and terrazzo floors were repaired and refurbished to their original lustre.
In 1981, Wakefield Construction pioneered a new concept in commercial development in Victoria with support from the City of Victoria with the renovation of the Herald Building on Herald Street. This was the first time in Victoria, that second and third storey space in the downtown core was converted to residential space - previously prohibited by fire code regulations. The result – a derelict rice mill was transformed into contemporary, state of the art urban living space.
Victoria's oldest house of worship and the oldest surviving Synagogue in Canada was in desperate need of a facelift. In 1978, Wakefield Construction was hired to lead the restoration and revitalization of this magnificent building in conjunction with local architects and engineers. The revitalizing project included removing old paint and stucco; duplicating antique bricks; recreating doors no longer manufactured; shipping stained glass from Europe; remaking 300 elaborate spindles for the gallery railing and restoring a rose window that could not be removed from the wall.
The transformation of Market Square in the mid 1970s was, at the time, the largest commercial Olde Towne renovation completed in Victoria. The project took three years to complete and turned a derelict jumble of crumbling hotels and bars into what today is the bustling commercial hub in the heart of Victoria’s Old Towne district.