Building a housing facility for people experiencing homelessness with wraparound supports to help them get back on their feet and a chance to rebuild their lives in their community.
Furthermore, Metric worked with the Shishalh Band to develop a site preparation plan that ensured that the archeological history of this site would be respected and preserved while we completed construction of the building.
This permanent housing project is a newly-completed three- storey modular apartment building featuring self-contained units with a kitchenette and washroom, including eight units designed for people with disabilities. The ground floor includes a commercial-grade kitchen, common dining area, laundry facilities and support-service rooms.
The 40-unit facility was complete with 30, 12’x64’ modules built off-site at Metric’s manufacturing facility in Agassiz, transported to and installed on-site where the final connections will be done.
The tenants will share a kitchen, dining space, and medical room, but each individual will have their own private unit – a self-contained unit with their own living space, kitchen and private bathroom.
This facility is one of a handful of buildings constructed to meet Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code. The BC Energy Step Code requires a level of energy efficiency in new construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the traditional BC Building Code. Because this building is highly efficient, it will require significantly less energy to maintain a stable temperature in winter and summer months, ensuring the comfort and health of its occupants while generating a reduced environmental footprint.