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Glenlyon Norfolk School Junior Campus
Use: commercial
Address: 1701 Beach Drive
Storeys: 2
The project will yield a new classroom building and gymnasium, new facilities for kindergarten and pre-kinderg... (view full profile)
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[Oak Bay] Glenlyon Norfolk School Junior Campus | Redevelopment | Proposed


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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:56 PM

Picking up chatter, but little info.

 

Anybody?

 

EDIT:    https://oakbay.civic.../document/11307


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#2 David Bratzer

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

Picking up chatter, but little info.

 

Anybody?

 

EDIT:    https://oakbay.civic.../document/11307

 

This seems like a reasonable plan. Mind you, I have a soft spot for GNS as I went to this school for a couple of years.  It hasn't changed much since I was there 30 years ago. I bike past this site often, and I've been wondering when they were going to do something to improve it. 


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#3 Jill

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:49 AM

About time!


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#4 3isenough

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

Beautiful heritage buildings, but they were needing updates and major restorations when I was there 25+ years ago. I wasn't on the what was then junior boys campus, but I did on occasion, have the chance to visit that campus. The plans look great!
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#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:00 AM

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This looks cool, but what if it rains?


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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

This is shaping up to be quite the redevelopment effort. Some 4,500 pupils have walked the halls of that school throughout its 80 year history.

 

Most notable is the new main classroom building that will push the definition of what a learning environment should look like. If only the public school system invested as much time and energy into designing its schools. But I digress.

 

The site's three heritage buildings, once the home and property of Victoria's famous architect, Francis Rattenbury, will be fully restored. This includes the Rattenbury House, the boat house and the coach house. Rattenbury's property was sold to the school in 1935 following the architect's untimely death earlier that year at the age of 68.

 

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Artist's rendering of the proposed main classroom building at Glenlyon Norfolk School's Junior Campus on Beach Drive. The building will feature a two-storey interconnected learning commons area and bleachers (pictured) for performances or school assemblies. Source: Glenlyon Norfolk School Society

 

Glenlyon Norfolk School’s Beach Drive campus slated for redevelopment

http://victoria.citi...-redevelopment/

 

 


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#7 todd

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

 

1962- Following a heavy storm from the south east, it was discovered that a large portion of the beach in front of the Glenlyon School had been washed away owing to the heavy surge of water rushing through the gap between the end of the breakwater and Mary Tod Island. Following an examination by departmental engineers, the federal Public Works rebuilt the beach at a cost to the government in excess of $5,000.

 

https://www.oakbay.c...ory/murdoch.pdf



#8 Kungsberg

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:14 AM

This project is going ahead, starting this month.

 

There’s a ground-breaking ceremony this week.

Phase 1 construction starts at the end of June (after the end of the school year).

http://www.mygns.ca/...-transformation

 

This part of GNS is their pre-K-to-Grade 5.

 

This transformation of their Beach Drive campus has been a long time coming.  It was identified decades ago as requiring upgrades, but their Bank St campus  (Middle & Senior schools) needed improvements first and underwent its own upgrades a few years back.

 

[An article from back in Jan. 2017 gives some more detail:

http://www.timescolo...chool-1.7099213 ]

 

It must have been tricky getting redevelopment plans through, what with respecting the heritage Rattenbury buildings, the beachside location, water views & height, etc.  Glad to see this going ahead for GNS.

 

 

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