City Solicits Proposals for Full Engineering and Architectural Designs Towards Rehabilitation of Heritage Rail Station

Wed, December 18, 2019

Following on the heels of last week’s Redesign Rupert event, the City is now pursuing full engineering and architectural design work towards the rehabilitation of the CN Heritage Rail Station at the waterfront. This project is an integral component to the Rupert’s Landing waterfront development announced with Gitxaala last Thursday at the Vision unveiling event.

“When CNR started building the railway station in 1921, it was a commitment to Prince Rupert as the terminus for their railway,” said Mayor Lee Brain. “Rehabilitating this building is a new opportunity, almost 100 years later, for the City to affirm our commitment to the community’s waterfront and future.”

Built in 1921-1922, the iconic brick building has been boarded up for years after several failed attempts to redevelop the property. Rehabilitation will seek to maintain the heritage character of the building while ensuring that it meets the requirements of modern day building codes.

A Request for Proposals was posted to BC Bid Tuesday seeking proposals from qualified applicants. Once full funding is secured to rehabilitate the building, the selected consultant will also assist in overseeing the construction process.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager

250 627 0976

veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca

 

Press Release - City Solicits Proposals for Full Engineering and Architectural Designs Towards Rehabilitation of Heritage Rail Station