The City of Langford is moving forward with development as its main focus based on an announcement made on Tuesday.
Their new branding and slogan, ‘Where it all happens’, reflects the municipality’s commitment to creating more infrastructure and recreational opportunities for residents in the region.
The city’s new look was announced in the aftermath of a bigger revelation.
On Tuesday, the city of Langford and the Maritime Museum of BC entered into an agreement for the construction of an $87 million maritime museum, conference centre and performing arts theatre.
The building will be located at 790 McCallum Road and will include:
- the Pacific Maritime Centre that contains a Canadian maritime museum,
- an immersive planetarium theatre,
- an observational light-house design sky-deck,
- a 40,000 sq. ft. conference centre and a multi-story business tower which will be available for government or corporate offices, and
- an adjoining approximate 1200 seat state-of-the-art Performing Arts Theatre.
“This project will create several new Canadian iconic attractions for the City and will further enhance our commitment for providing family-based entertainment, youth training initiatives, educational programming and exciting new public events that help support our local economy,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young.
The Pacific Maritime Centre will cost approximately $57 million to build while the Performing Arts Theatre will cost $30 million.
Authorities say the project will be funded through fundraising, tenant lease agreements, and federal government infrastructure programs.
“This is the perfect opportunity for the Museum to establish a cooperative development model involving both the government and private sector to create an excellent experience for visitors to Langford and Greater Victoria,” said Captain John Clarkson, Chair of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia.