Gore and Powell


Remand Centre

This project took a while to be developed, but it’s a great improvement for the neighbourhood. It’s one of the more innovative adaptive reuse projects in the city. The unused pre-trial centre (closed in 2002) has been converted to 96 non-market housing units for BC Housing.

Managed by the Bloom Group, it has 24 leased at designated shelter rates and 37 units allocated to participants of the BladeRunners program, an employment project for at-risk youth. Originally designed in 1977 by Richard Henriquez, the conversion is also by Henriquez Partners. The concrete pods that served as bed alcoves have replaced with windows. The exercise yard has become a community garden. The Community Court, opened in 2008, and various offices remain on the lower floors.

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