Phoenix Net Loft Demo & Salvage

Client: City of Richmond
Location: Richmond, BC
Delivery Method: General Contracting
Size: 2,000 sq. ft.
Completion: 2021
Project Highlights
  • Deconstruction and salvage of a heritage building
  • Wood frame and heavy timber construction; supported by wooden pilings. The roof type is considered unusual.

The primary heritage value of the BC Packers gill net loft is its historical association to the canning and fishing industries in Steveston, built around 1940. The net loft is one of the last surviving structures associated with the Phoenix cannery, the oldest cannery in Steveston, and has remained in continuous use as a net loft since its construction.

The Phoenix Gill Net Loft is a rectangular building constructed on a wood piling foundation. The cladding is vertical board and batten, painted white. The roof design is a unique kind of gabled hip and is covered in asphalt shingle. The windows are multi-paned wooden sash. There is a shed addition of a later date on the west side which has horizontal wood siding. The remains of a lot of wooden net mending racks are located on the east side of the facility. These racks predate the construction of the loft but were used in conjunction with it. Scott Construction worked on the removal of the structure that was 100% completely overwater. Hazmat abatement, deconstruction and salvage were all done without debris falling into the Fraser River.

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