Purpose-Built Rental Homes
Rethinking the Rental Experience
1805-11 Feltham is proposed as the future home to TELUS Living—a mixed-use purpose-built rental concept that is fundamentally rethinking rental living potential.
Looking to celebrate the rental experience, TELUS Living will provide high quality, refreshed rental housing to the Gordon Head area, with a commitment to enhance and invest in the existing community fabric.
TELUS Living is a mixed-use purpose-built rental concept that is looking to reimagine the rental living experience with future-forward programming, residential amenities and services for tenants and guests.
For the conscious renter, TELUS Living is the catalyst for connected communities that truly let you live, as TELUS Living deeply integrates design, technology and sustainability for an unparalleled sense of home, community and connection. These homes will be designed with two key audiences in mind—established millennials and rightsizers who are seeking the freedom that leasing offers, without the burdens of homeownership.
Providing high quality, well designed homes in a neighbourhood that has room to grow, TELUS Living will bring positive and sustainable change to Gordon Head, while meeting the broader objectives of the Saanich Housing Strategy.
The Housing Strategy provides clear direction on how Saanich plans to contribute to improving housing opportunities and outcomes and address the urgent need to increase housing supply, diversity and affordability.
This need for rental housing is further supported in the following data.
At the beginning stages of design development, we set out guiding parameters called Project Pillars. These are the guiding elements that our proposal has responded to and are prioritized by the entire project team.
The subject site, located at 1805-11 Feltham Road, is a consolidation of three lots in Gordon Head, which is made up of three distinct components:
An existing vacant single-family house which was acquired by TELUS last year.
The existing TELUS infrastructure building, providing telecommunications services to the area.
Running north/south between the parcels of land and is currently owned by the District of Saanich.
The proposed development demonstrates a stepped design to mimic the rhythm of the neighbourhood grain while creating 'pocket parks' for the future residents.
The approach illustrated here shows how the proposal was designed to respond to the neighbourhood, motivated by creating something site-specific that fits.
The building responds to the sloping topography by stepping down across the site, which minimizes the perceived height and breaks down the roofline.
The lowest floor navigates grade and allows for the site design to reflect the natural topography and encourage connections with interior spaces. The tallest portion of the building is located within the center of the site with an additional setback that gestures toward the main entrance and lobby. The landscape is also imagined as a collection of unique elements which respond to their adjacent uses and context. Two north facing courtyards break up the street elevation and contain raingardens which showcase natural strategies for stormwater treatment and retention.
The public nature of the pathway is underscored by framing it with unique planting and the generous greenspaces alongside create a more inviting experience for pedestrians passing through. The relationship of interior spaces has been carefully considered to provide “eyes on the street” at the pathway and courtyard spaces to enhance security while balancing resident privacy.
We're committed to being good neighbours and having an open, honest dialogue in the communities where we do our work.
As our proposal moves through various phases of the development process, we aim to keep community members informed in order to build trust and establish a shared vision for the project.
If you would like to be included on project updates for our proposed development at 1805-11 Feltham Road, please fill out this form.
As an integrated team of home builders, developers and urban planners, we’re deeply committed to increasing the quality of housing—and the quality of communities—in Victoria, BC.
Approaching every project with intention and care, we aim to contribute to the built environment in a way that enhances your sense of space and your sense of place. It’s in this commitment that we strive to create a lasting impression on the cities, neighbourhoods and homes in which we build.