Iconic Building Projects

We provide development & construction management services to non-profit intuitions to empower them to be able to save, rehabilitate and develop sustainable buildings for the future. Supporting and preserving significant historical and iconic structures in Greater Vancouver.

Pacific Spirit United Church

Iconic Stone Church in Kerrisdale, BC

Nancy Holme of Echo West is supporting the Property Development Committee of Pacific Spirit United Church in their endeavour to redevelop their under-utilized lands, construct a new Activity Centre and rehabilitate their iconic Stone Church built in 1926. As a non- profit, the Church Committees all are volunteers.

Nancy, as their Owners Representative, provides the Church with development and construction expertise and direction to committee members so they can evaluate options and work towards a successful conclusion for the Church.

St. James Anglican Church

First Anglican Parish in Vancouver, BC

The original building was completed in the spring of 1881. It burned down in the Great Vancouver Fire of 1886. The current Church comprises 3 interconnected buildings – Main Church 1935, Rectory now the Parish Center 1927 & Parish Hall 1950’s.

Nancy Holme worked with the Renovation Committee of St. James to oversee the renovation and restoration of the Rectory into a vibrant community & congregational hub now called the Parish Centre. It required flexibility and adaptation as this 90+ year old building provided surprises during the construction. Budgets were not limitless, so tight cost control each step of the way was paramount.

Rectory building 1930’s before Main Church was rebuilt.
“On behalf of St. James’ and in associations with our Wardens, I would like to recognize and thank you for your professional help and guidance...express our gratitude for the extra time and assistance you gave us on various building issues that cropped up throughout the year. We appreciate your generosity in sharing your knowledge to assist us in making crucial decisions.”
Fr. Kevin Hunt, Rector