Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House Redevelopment

Plans are underway to update and refresh one of the hardest working members of Vancouver's Kensington-Cedar Cottage community: Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House.
  • Location

    Vancouver, BC

  • Completion

    In progress

  • Size

    18,030 sq ft

  • Sustainability

    Targeting LEED Gold certification

  • Partner

    Joint venture with Kʷasən Enterprises Ltd.

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House (CCNH) dates back to 1950, when five local fathers saw the need for social recreational activities for youth in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage community.

Today, Cedar Cottage is home to a quarter of Vancouver’s residents—and Neighbourhood House still hosts critical services and activities for local residents.

The neighbourhood house movement is credited with establishing public recreation programs, daycares for working parents, English as a second language and adult literacy classes, and the early formation of social work. Today neighbourhood houses are hubs for local community.


The new three-storey hybrid concrete/mass timber building will be welcoming, flexible, and reflect the diverse cultures of the area. The new facility will allow for additional programming as the population grows, with a full-time childcare facility and programs for food security, literacy and learning, cultural celebration, and social interaction. 

The project will be designed to the City of Vancouver’s Green Building Policy for Rezoning requirements, specifically the B Low Emissions Green Building Path and LEED Gold certification.


We’re providing advice on constructability and pre-tender cost estimates for the project. We’re also helping to develop the construction methodology for the site, and working out the most cost-effective methods of construction, phasing, and tendering the work.