Our residential building experience is expansive. As the General Contractor building single family homes or as the Construction Manager of massive community development projects like Dockside Green we are proud members of the teams that have redefined the urban residential landscape of our modern communities. Our more recently completed residential projects include the Shoal Point development at the gateway to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, The Juliet downtown Victoria and phase 1 of Aquattro on the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood British Columbia.
Completed in November 2014 - Having worked on a number of previous projects together, Farmer congratulates developer David Chard and the confident and experienced builder’s team including Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership and Victoria architect de Hoog and Kierulf on a project who’s modern lines complement Victoria’s historic residential James Bay neighborhood.
Latoria Creek Phase 1 Building 1
As the General Contractor and Concrete Formwork Contractor for Latoria Creek’s inaugural building we have provided budget information and testing services for future phases
Heron’s Landing & The Ardea
A Built Green Project, EY Properties' new head office and residential rentals Heron’s Landing and The Ardea are located at the corner of Victoria’s busy Tillicum and Burnside Roads and was completed on time and within budget.
This modern boutique style residential and commercial property features an automobile elevator that descends two levels into the clay and bedrock of Victoria’s city center. As the General Contractor for this urban community project, we were excited to see its completion at the end of August 2013.
Encompassing 15 acres on the Upper Harbour in Victoria West, Dockside Green is a LEED Platinum accredited development and exceptional example of a modern, sustainable live-work-play community design model reflecting a more responsible approach to our environment. At $600M, the Dockside development marked the single largest project ever undertaken in Victoria and in keeping with the rule of sustainability the site includes its own Waste Water Tertiary Treatment Plant.
Our project managers, own forces and numerous project subtrades worked hard to maintain the standards necessary to meet LEED requirements. As a result, all have been rewarded as the Dockside development is recognized globally for its innovative successes.
The Farmer Group of Companies invested in the Dockside community, purchasing and incorporating the Princess Mary into its new corporate office building which earned LEED Platinum accreditation on its own in 2010. The Farmer Group is currently the only construction office in Canada operating out of its own stand-alone LEED facility.
Observant of green building principles this phased development incorporates geothermal heating and cooling into their primary design and will be sensitive to surrounding wetlands, orchards and salmon bearing stream.
This cast-in-place concrete structure stands 14 stories high above two levels of underground parking. Named so because of the number of Juliet balconies, the building has been recognized to have reshaped the tiered northern downtown into an emergent urban mixed use zone. As the Construction Manager for this Chard project, Farmer was pleased to be teamed up with architect Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, consultants Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., Triumph Engineering Ltd., Hirshfield Williams Timmins Ltd. and RH Building Engineering Ltd.
Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa
Within walking distance of downtown Victoria and steps from historic St. Ann’s Academy, Parkside’s three story glass and green rooftop atrium is now home to Victoria’s historic Crystal Gardens exotic plant collection and helps insulate the building against the chill of the winter and heat of the summer months. The project, completed in 2009, is targeting LEED Platinum status and is one of Canada’s first hotel and resort developments to have installed electric car charging terminals in the parking garage. Two concrete residential condominium towers compliment the main resort. Farmer, as the Construction Manager built this $53M project.
Shoal Point, 21 Dallas Road
As the General Contractor for all three phases of this innovative and luxurious project the Famer Group is honored to have been involved in the construction and completion of one of Victoria’s most recognizable developments. Recipient of the Canadian Home Builders Association 2002 National SAM Award, the Shoal Point development was considered the most energy efficient in North America for its project specifications and incorporated whimsical function in the application of stone gargoyles that mask ventilation outflows which can be seen steaming in cooler months when warm moist air escapes.
Located at the entrance to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Shoal Point, was designed to exceed seismic and efficiency standards and with ecological sustainability in mind. The site is also home to commercial enterprises including marine, office and harbourside café.
The Wave at Harris Green
Completed in 2006 the Wave condominium towers 13 floors above street level and was constructed using a curtain wall system cast-in-place concrete. Exterior finishes are minimal but effective and include painted concrete metal panels and masonry that in combination compliment the surrounding urban environment. As the General Contractor for Legacy Construction and Company, Farmer was pleased to bring this project in on time and budget.
Corazon on Cormorant
At twelve stories, the Corazon and Chard Developments handily revitalized Victoria’s downtown city community. It is a 78 unit concrete and structural steel building that has been considered a worthy example of urban residential architecture for its setting.
Lions Cove at View Royal
Currently operated by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Lions Cove was a multi-unit wood frame project developed as and still operated as a seniors housing complex. Farmer acted as the Construction Manager and General Contractor completing the build on time and under budget, a pleasant surprise for owner Harlo Homes Ltd.
The Farmer Group of companies has been involved in numerous custom residential projects over the years
Other notable residential projects
- Roberts House, James Bay
- Dallas Place, James Bay
- Harbourside Residences, James Bay – two condominium towers and adjacent Coast Hotel
- Masonic Society Senior’s Housing, Victoria BC – conversion in existing building
- The Vogue on Government – warehouse conversion
- James Bay Square – cast in place concrete with commercial ground floor
- Vicino on Menzies, James Bay
- Waterfront Crescent, Selkirk Waterfront – new condominium multi use site
- Fiori, Oak Bay – new condominium and retail
- Laurel Point, James Bay – condominiums and hotel
- The Beacon, Nanaimo BC – waterfront condominium tower, 29 floors
- Abbeyfield House, Oak Bay – multi unit social housing
- St. Patrick’s Seniors and Parish Centre – 24 units constructed for the Catholic Diocese
Farmer Construction’s ingenuity and pioneering techniques won us the Coles Hewitt Award of Excellence for General Contractor for the retrofit of a Vancouver Condominium project in 1996.