Hillside Centre Redevelopment

Hillside Centre Redevelopment

Hillside Centre Redevelopment

Reinventing a Modern Community-friendly Destination

We collaborated with MMC International Architects on the $75 million multi-phase renovation, redevelopment and seismic upgrade for this mixed use development. It began with a 55,000-square-foot addition providing space for 30 new tenants and expanded space for existing tenants. Phase 2 renovated and updated the original 120,000-square-foot shopping centre to reflect a modern, community-friendly destination that welcomes cyclists and pedestrians, while also accommodating vehicle traffic. The final phase added a new 120,000-square foot major retail store.

Repositioned to focus on fashion, the centre is now home to several new retailers.

Notable design elements include:

  • With a contemporary Pacific Northwest design aesthetic, the building features new two-storey entrances and a welcoming double-height galleria anchored by stone pilasters.
  • Wood is featured throughout, extending from the canopy above the entryway deep into the facility, creating a spacious arcade for visitors to stroll through the centre. The stone and wood is expressed throughout the new facility, bringing a consistent visual and tactile experience.
  • The whole building is awash in natural light, with skylights lining circulation pathways, and clerestory windows drawing sunlight deep inside. The expanded food court is a particular highlight, with a high ceiling and lots of light.
  • The redevelopment included several features to make the site more sustainable. New trees were added throughout the parking areas, along with rain gardens and permeable pavers.
  • Cyclists have ample space to lock up their rides, and the use of natural light keeps energy use low.
Hillside Centre Redevelopment
Hillside Centre

Victoria, BC

295,000 SF (27,406 m²)