Commercial Projects

Maxxine Wright Centre

Project Details

  • Location: Surrey, BC
  • Architect: Davidson Yuen Simpson Architects
  • Developer: BC Housing
  • Completed: 2011

Atira Women’s Resource Society’s Maxxine Wright Centre provides 24 self-contained units of transitional housing and 12 short-term stay units for women who are pregnant and homeless or at risk of homelessness and their children.

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Maxxine Wright Centre In Detail

The facility includes a new community health centre and a 59-space child-care facility to support residents and current clients of the Maxxine Wright Centre as well as families in the community at large.

The three-storey, two-building development is on track to meet LEED™ Gold standards. Sustainability features include air source heat pumps for overall space heating and cooling of commercial spaces, solar hot water for preheating domestic hot water, a high performance building envelope, and a heat recovery ventilation system. These features will result in 57 per cent energy savings, 87 per cent greenhouse gas emissions reduction and 45 per cent water use reduction.

All new subsidized housing in British Columbia is being built to be carbon neutral, to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and to reduce resource consumption and waste. This aligns with the provincial government goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in B.C. by at least 33 per cent by 2020 and to make government operations carbon neutral by 2010.

Source: BC Housing