Construction Updates

As construction on Manrell Hall is completed and work on "Old VC" begins, check back here for photos, important information and more!

May 6 2019

The Vancouver College Campus Redevelopment Project is moving rapidly through its second phase.  Walls are coming up, plumbing and wiring are being installed underground, the concrete slab for the main floor will be poured soon and, under the grey tarp, the heritage wall is being reconditioned.  All will be finished in fifteen months, in time for the 2020-2021 school year

March 13 2019

As construction is set to begin on Vancouver College’s new Elementary School, the community gathered on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 for a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony. The blessing was bestowed by Vancouver College’s Chaplain, Father Juan Lucca, and was  attended by Elementary School students, Christian Brothers, and members of the Board, Administrative teams, and the Our Next Century Campaign cabinet.

As this next phase of our project begins, we pray for the safety of all those working on the construction site, as well as the completion of this project which will serve the boys of today and those in generations to come.

February 20 2019

All that remains of Old VC (besides the front facade) is our old boiler room!  In the next few days, it will be removed as the team gets ready to break ground on our new Elementary School.

February 4 2019

The majority of "Old VC" has now been taken down, as work continues to preserve the front facade of the historic building!

January 16 2019

Construction work on the second and final phase of our campus redevelopment continues in full swing! The structural steel frame that will hold up the iconic heritage wall of Lannon Hall is now in place; Nichol Hall is gone; and the remaining shells of Lannon, McCormack, and Mackin Halls will come down over the next two to three weeks!

December 20 2018

Our construction team is hard at work, taking down Old VC brick by brick. On the front side, the team is working to secure the front facade, so it remains intact and standing as the rest of the historic building comes down.

December 6 2018

The demolition of "Old VC" has begun! The first steps are to remove the brick facade on the east wall (near the old Cafeteria). After this is done, machines will begin to plow through the concrete, making their way through the historic building

December 4 2018

On Wednesday, December 5, the demolition of "Old VC" will begin, starting with the old cafeteria wall. Demolition of the building is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2019, when construction on the Elementary School begins!

November 29 2018

Steel beams have been placed around the front exterior of Old VC, to preserve the brick facade as demolition of the rest of the building is set to begin in the next few weeks. The beams will hold the front wall in place until it is attached to the new Elementary School set to open in 2020!

October 23 2018

For the eighth time in Vancouver College's proud 96-year history, the school officially opened another new building on Tuesday, October 23rd 2018. The Blessing and Dedication of Manrell Hall was officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, and attended by VC parents, students and donors including the Manrell family, who we could not have completed the project without.

September 24 2018

Last week, Tod and Irene Manrell got the chance to explore our brand new facility named after their family.

September 12 2018

Before the deconstruction of our historic building fully begins, take one last walk through the halls of our the elementary school.

August 28 2018

On August 28th teachers got their first look at our brand new Manrell Hall as they prepare for the 2018-2019 school year!

August 17 2018

A behind the scenes look at ongoing Manrell Hall construction.