Recent developments with this project
New roof installed
August 15, 2014 – With work on the roof replaced and scaffolding removed, this project is complete.
City approves funding to complete the roof replacement
March 11, 2014 – A funding commitment of $1.3-million is approved by the City for phase 2 of the roof replacement. The total cost of replacing the roof is $2.7 million.
Scaffolding installation begins
January 13, 2014 – Scaffolding installation around the conservatory's dome structure began and will take close to one month to complete. The unique structure means that special scaffolding must cover the structure without touching it at any point. It will be wrapped in a protective cover.
Spectrum Skyworks awarded contract
December 17, 2013 – Spectrum Skyworks of Port Coquitlam is awarded the contract to complete phase 1 of replacing the roof with a project budge of $1.4 million.
Request for proposals issued
October 30, 2013 – The RFP for general contractors was issued, and closed on November 19, 2013.
Roof replacement plans approved
September 2013 – The City's Real Estate and Facilities Management Department approved plans to replace the Bloedel roof.
Consulting engineers appointed
June 2013 – Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd, Consulting Engineers were appointed to recommend materials and methods of construction for the panel replacement. They conducted an energy study of the facility and made recommendations regarding the installation.
Federal government provides funding for phase one of the project
March 2013 – The federal government commits an additional $225,000 to phase one of the project.
City's Capital Plan allocates funds to replace roof
2012 – The City of Vancouver’s 2012-2014 Capital Plan allocated $1 million to the Bloedel Conservatory Roof Replacement Project.