Library Square

Kamloops, BC

Library Square

Library Square, in the Heart of the North Shore is the first Private-Public Partnership (P3) in the city, combining a 20,000 square foot Library with 151 residential units totaling 162,000 square feet and two commercial areas totaling 17,000 square feet. Being the first air-space parcel subdivision in Kamloops allows the Library and the commercial condo strata to operate separately from each other.

Library Square is the first completed six story residential apartment in BC under the new building code. Led by Tri City Canada Inc., in collaboration with JM Architecture, GHL Consultants Ltd and the Woodworks BC technical team. A variety of wood components were utilized on this project including; dimensional lumber, plywood, TJI’s and engineered beams, cedar trellis materials, 6 story slack jack technology, wood elevator shafts and a composite 2 hr. firewall.

Construction on this project was completed in phases, phase 1 starting in 2008 and the final phase 3 was completed in 2013.

Client: Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Architect: JM Architecture
Value: 30M
Completed: 2013

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