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Senior School Construction Update - August 21, 2022

Dear St. George’s Community:

The past twelve months have been a very exciting time at St. George’s School as we watched our new Senior School buildings emerge from the ground. In the fall, we were excited to see the deep excavation for the parking garage take shape as concrete walls were poured and then capped off with the floor of the first level. Next came the above-ground structures: first the west academic building, then the east building. By early August, both concrete structures were completed up to the roof and most of the vertical concrete in the new dining hall was finished. Suddenly, we are able to see the vision for the new campus realized. It is really exciting to witness!

For those who are not familiar with the current phase of the Senior School’s redevelopment, we are creating a new “heart” for the Senior School that will consist of a quadrangle where students can congregate surrounded by three magnificent buildings. The two academic buildings will house all of the academic departments and programs, apart from Music, Drama, PE, and Athletics. There will be a wonderful Student Centre occupying the entire ground floor of the west building and a beautiful new Visual Arts Centre. The third building is a multi-purpose facility that will function as a dining room and a venue for assemblies and special occasions, including our Remembrance Day and Graduation ceremonies.

Construction has now shifted to the exterior cladding and glazing of the west building. The mechanical and electrical contractors are installing the buildings’ infrastructure, and the partition walls between offices and classroom areas are well underway.   Our hope is that the buildings will be sealed from the winter weather by late fall, and that over the cold, wet months  the interior finishing will be completed. The mass-timber wood structure of the dining hall will be erected in October, and by spring we expect to see much of the interior and exterior finishing completed.  It is with great anticipation that we look forward to actually using the spaces for learning in the fall of 2023 and welcoming our community to them.

If you, or those you know who share a love for St. George’s School, are interested in monitoring the progress, feel free to enjoy the webcam and timelapse linked HERE. 

I thank you in advance for your support of this transformational project. If you have not yet had an opportunity to participate as a donor, please consider a conversation with our Advancement team.

We also thank you for your patience as we navigate the challenges of a busy construction site adjacent to a very active school. Your efforts to minimize your impact on our traffic shows your respect and care for our neighbours who are graciously dealing with the increased impact on them. If you have any questions about the project or how you can be part of this transformational undertaking, please reach out to myself or our teams in Operations and Advancement.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. David Young

Head of School

General Inquiries

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    Neil Piller 

    Director of Operations
    (604) 221 3913

Dunbar Community Engagement Timeline

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  • 2012

    February 28, 2012: Introduction of process to Dunbar Residents Association.

    March 28, 2012:
     Initial meeting to discuss process and garner feedback from Good Neighbour Pledge Committee and immediate neighbours.

    March 28, 2012:
     Introduce master planning process and garner land use feedback from broader Dunbar Community.

    June 19, 2012:
     Open House for Dunbar community. Introduced first draft drawings of master plan.

    June 27, 2012:
     Meeting with Good Neighbour Committee to discuss drafts of plan.

    November 28, 2012:
     Open House for Dunbar community. Approximately 800 invites sent out. Presented Campus Master plan adopted by St. George's Board.

    November 29, 2012:
     Open house for School Community (parents, alumni, etc.)
  • 2013

    January 15, 2013: Meeting with Dunbar Residents Association to present Campus Master Plan overview and process.

    June 2013: Article on Campus Master Plan in Dunbar Residents Association newsletter.

    October 28, 2013:
     Open House for Dunbar community. Approximately 800 invites distributed. City of Vancouver staff present to listen to feedback.
  • 2014

    February 18, 2014: Meeting with Dunbar Residents Association to provide rezoning update.

    September 22, 2014: City-led Open House concerning St. George's School's Senior School Rezoning.

    November 3, 2014: Neighbourhood Transportation Committee established in partnership with City of Vancouver Engineering.

    December 10, 2014: City of Vancouver Urban Design panel review.
  • 2016

    October 19–22, 2016: Update on Rezoning Application to immediate neighbours.
  • 2017

    April 28, 2017: City-led Open House concerning St. George's School's Senior School Rezoning.
  • 2018

    July 18, 2018: Public Hearing at City hall concerning St. George's School's Senior School Rezoning Application.
  • 2019

    March 4, 2019: Open House for Dunbar community. Current Master Plan and community impact for new senior campus debuted to public.
  • 2020

    March 2020
    Community Groundbreaking Ceremony

    March 6, 2020: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase 1 of the new Senior School Campus

Campus Master Plan Updates

List of 8 items.

  • Rezoning information from the Headmaster and the Boards

    February 2017
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  • Senior Campus Rezoning Update

    February 2017
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  • Senior School Campus Master Plan Update

    May 2016
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  • Update in Dunbar Residents' Association Newsletter

    January 2015
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  • Connecting the Strategic Plan to a Campus Master Plan

    February 2014
    Read More
  • Rezoning Application Submitted

     January 2014
    Read More
  • Campus Master Plan Update

    October 2013
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  • Update on the Facilities Review and Campus Master Planning Process

    March 2012
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