CMBC Fleet Maintenance Office

Project Value: $2 Million
Contractor: Pro-Can Construction
Architects: Chernoff Thompson Architects
Project Status: Completed in 2015

The Trolley Overhead department within the Coast Mountain Bus Company required new offices and fleet storage area, as their original home (Oakridge Transit Centre) was sold to private developers in 2012.  The new facility has 15,000 sf of office space and 50,000 sf of fleet storage area. 

In 2013, Translink decided to relocate the Trolley Overhead operations - a part of Coast Mountain Bus Company - from the Oakridge Transit Centre to a new location at Skeena Street, Vancouver.  This relocation included three operations groups for Trolley Overhead, including a) office personnel b) fleet management and maintenance personnel and c) parts storage personnel. 

In order to accommodate all three groups, the existing Skeena building required code upgrades, ventilation and electrical upgrades to the 50,000 sf fleet operations area, and a full 20,000 sf office renovation.  Additionally, the yard was enhanced to improve security and lighting.  The project cost was approximately $2 million and involved careful planning and scheduling to ensure Trolley operations would transition smoothly into a new facility and location.    

The project was delivered under budget thanks, in part, to careful controls and management of stakeholder changes and contractor claims.  Alan Nicholson was the Project Manager.