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George Derby Manor

Project Overview

George Derby Care Society is developing a six-storey affordable rental housing project in Burnaby.

George Derby Manor
George Derby Manor
Date of Completion
Estimated occupancy April 2017

Latest Updates

Thu Dec 10 22:40:56 UTC 2015

New affordable, supportive housing for seniors in Burnaby

BURNABY– New affordable seniors’ homes are under construction at Derby Manor, to provide 122 seniors with independent living and access to supports they need to live healthy and dignified lives.

About the Project

George Derby Care Society intends to develop a project that focuses on the gap between subsidized seniors housing and market seniors housing. The wood-frame and concrete building will have 122 purpose-built residential units and provide affordable rental housing with hospitality service to independent seniors. The property is located at the northeast corner of Cumberland Street and 16th Avenue in the Cariboo neighbourhood.

The new building, George Derby Manor, will consist of 95 one-bedroom suites, 14 one-bedroom-plus-den suites and 13 two-bedroom suites in a building area of 113,455 square feet.

The Manor will be an addition to the existing campus of care site at George Derby Centre, which provides 300 long-term and specialized-care units. The George Derby Care Society will own and manage the new seniors' development.

Unit mix

Unit Type Number of Units Avg. Unit Area (sq. ft.)
1-bedroom 95 587
1-bedroom + den 14 665
2-bedroom 13 826
Total 122 612

The scope of the development also includes additional parking facilities, expanded service roads, landscaping and an outdoor amenity space.

Scheduled completion is spring 2017.


Process & Consultation

George Derby Care Society conducted a public Request for Proposals and selected Ventana Construction as its construction manager. The intent is for the work to be subsequently tendered by Ventana under a design build contract. Ventana has retained DYS Architecture, which developed the design and moved the project through the rezoning and permitting processes.

Funding partners

The governments of Canada and B.C. provided a combined funding of $2 million, through the Investment in Affordable Housing Extension and Community Partnership Initiatives Program. In addition, the B.C. government is arranging up to $29.3 million in construction financing.

The City of Burnaby will provide over $1 million through the Community Benefit Bonus Housing Fund. The George Derby Care Society provided the land, valued at $3.5 million.