The Canadian Cancer Society is proposing to expand its current facility located at the Vancouver General Hospital precinct in the Central Broadway Corridor.
A development application submitted by Colliers International Consulting seeks to renew facility at 575 West 10th Avenue – the northeast corner of the intersection of West 10th Avenue and Ash Street.
The proposal calls for an expansion of the facility to include additional office space and a 64-bed hotel to provide affordable temporary accommodations for cancer patients receiving treatment in the city.
There would also be space for seminars, meetings, exhibitions, and events, and a new expansive entry and atrium space characterized by a articulated wooden screen would provide the complex with a new frontage along West 10th Avenue.
“The proposed CPSC is designed to utilize BC timber as a sun screening element, surrounding the entire facade of the new addition. The proposed wood screen is an ‘Accoya’ modified timber product, treated in a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology which enables it to resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong for decades,” reads the design rationale by SHAPE Architecture.
“The wood is also treated with a Class A flame-spread finish to the latest code required ratings. The wall behind is a phenolic wall panel cladding, finished in the same tone and grain pattern as the wood screen to emphasize the warm presence of wood on the facade.”
With the expansion, the facility’s total floor area will grow to 56,424 sq. ft.