1200 Central Avenue
Category: Adaptive Re-use
Awarded to: Wilcox, Zuk, Chovin Law Office
The property, 1200 Central Avenue, is currently owned and occupied by the Wilcox, Zuk, Chovin Law Office. The building was nominated under the Adaptive Re-use category for the extensive renovations that have taken place to transform the former Bank of Montreal financial institution into the law office it is today while maintaining the building's character-defining elements.
Under this buidling's former use, it served as a part of what was known to Prince Albert residents as the "Bankers Corner." With minor modifications to the exterior of the building, the Law Office remains largely true to its original form. The recessed entrance, two steel entry columns and expansive windows continue to define this building's façade.
The renovations to the interior of the building included numerous changes to the floor plan layout to accommodate a redefined public entrance, additional office space, meeting rooms and washroom facilities. While these interior renovations were significant, a number of the defining interior features of the building were maintained, including re-exposing the top row of windows on the north side of the building, maintaining the original floor tiles in the reception area and preserving the original bank vault.
The level and quality of work demonstrated through the rehabilitation of this building exemplifies not only how a structure's economic and physical viability can be prolonged but how a historically significant corner of the City of Prince Albert's downtown can be prolonged as well.
Community Services DepartmentCity of Prince Albert1084 Central AvenuePrince Albert, SKS6V 7P3
Phone: 306.953.4800Fax: 306.953.4915