Sunday, June 23, 2024

Construction of new senior living facility for veterans in Esquimalt has begun


Construction of a unique senior’s living facility has begun for Admirals Road where the Esquimalt Legion stood for over 7 decades. 

This 11-storey state-of-the-art building will include 181 new homes and will house the new 5,000 sq. ft.  Esquimalt’s Legion branch 172. 

The building will be the tallest standing building in the area.

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The facility will have a 16,000 square foot amenity area on its upper level and will  feature such luxuries as:

  • 11th-floor dining room
  • Piano lounge 
  • High Tea lounge
  • Sports bar 
  • Bistro
  • Art studio
  • Wellness studio
  • Outdoor lounge.
  • 360-degree views overlooking the ocean and city of Victoria

“This location gives us the perfect opportunity to build in the heart of a community with great amenities within walking distance for our seniors which helps enhance their lives.” Jason Craik, principal, Avenir Senior Living said.

The building will include 95 independent and supported living apartments, as well as, 48 studios of memory care with cognitive assistance for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related ailments. 

There will be an additional 38 condominiums for sale

“We are proud that this building will allow the seniors of Vancouver Island to age in place,” said Craik. 

“We are excited to have this new home for our legion,” said Jim Swanbeck, president, Esquimalt Legion. “A brand new space in our community means the world to our veterans.” 

Construction is expected to be completed in 2021.

Joel Brewster
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