Merchant House Capital acquires Times Colonist Building in Victoria

Plans for the future of the Times Colonist building in Victoria are now public.

B.C.-based Merchant House Capital announced Tuesday that it had purchased the property, located at 2621 Douglas Street.

Merchant released two sketches showing how the newspaper building will be restored and reconfigured to make room for street-level retail and 120,000 square feet of office space.

According to Merchant, the building will be an “urban campus-style mixed-use environment,” and will be reconfigured so an interior atrium bisecting the existing building can be installed.

A roof-top common space, which will include a restaurant/café will also be installed.

The investment firm said the printing building would be changed into an urban entertainment space with distillery/brewery manufacturing zoning. The project would also add up to 150,000 square feet of purpose-built rentals to be integrated into the existing building.

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