This historic site at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue has been redeveloped into a spectacular public space along the waterfront. In addition to the rebuilt pier, there are pedestrian areas and open spaces including benches, trees and gardens.
SureBase by Veratec was used in the tree wells to produce the roots room to grow and allow them access to the air, water and nutrients that they require to stay healthy and vibrant, without the need for them to heave or shift the pavers and concrete walkways on the surface. While SureBase provides the necessary void spaces for tree health, it also meets the structural requirements for supporting the heavy materials and traffic above, including concrete and pavers as well as allowing maintenance vehicles and special event trucks access to the site without causing damage.
Over its many years of operation, the shipyards have become a defining aspect of the City’s identity. Today, the Shipyards are recognized as a Primary Heritage Site in the City of North Vancouver Heritage Inventory. Veratec is proud to be a part of this significant project for the City of North Vancouver.