Hillside Centre Redevelopment


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HDR | CEI collaborated with MMC International Architects on the $75 million multi-phase renovation, redevelopment and seismic upgrade of Hillside Centre in Victoria. The reinvention of Hillside began in October 2009 with Phase 1 initiating a 55,000 square foot addition. Now complete, the addition added space for 30 new tenants and major existing tenants have relocated to new, expanded premises.

Phase 2 began in May 2011 with a complete renovation and redevelopment of the original 120,000 square foot shopping centre. The Hillside Centre redevelopment updates the shopping centre premises to a modern, community-friendly destination that welcomes cyclists and pedestrians along with motorists.

Phase 3 of the project began in October 2012 with the addition of a new 120,000 square foot Target store that replaced the smaller single-storey Zellers.

Working in collaboration with MMC, HDR | CEI was involved through all phases of the project, including assisting in obtaining development approvals, preparing working drawings, and also in completing the full set of documentation for the Phase 3 addition. CEI was contract administrator for all phases of redevelopment.

Project Cost



295,000 sq ft addition and renovation


December 2013


Excellence Award, Commercial Renovation, 2014

Victoria Real Estate Board, Annual Commercial Building Awards


Hillside Centre


Victoria, BC


Office & Commercial