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Construction underway for Charter Telecom's West Shore office complex and national HQ

Crews demolish a commercial building at 2614 Sooke Road in preparation for construction of Charter Telecom's four-storey national headquarters complex. Photo dated April 2017.  Charter Telecom

Construction underway for Charter Telecom's West Shore office complex and national HQ
It may not be Amazon's next headquarters, but Metchosin-based Charter Telecom has begun construction of its new head office along the 2600-block of Sooke Road in Langford.
The four-storey, nearly 16,000 square foot facility will accommodate over 35 employees working in a state-of-the-art technology and innovation lab focused on the company’s telecommunications and network operations.
Situated west of the Sooke Road and Jacklin Road intersection at 2614 Sooke Road, the Charter Telecom building will be constructed to the energy-saving Passive House standard. A single-unit residential component and an event space will be situated on the top floor. Floors two and three will house offices and the company's lab, while the ground floor will provide covered parking and bicycle storage space.
Site excavation and pre-construction preparation began in April of last year. Despite plans to commence construction by summer of 2017, the project’s construction launch was pushed back to the spring of 2018. Construction of the woodframed building is expected to be completed by early-to-mid-2019.
Charter Telecom began its operations in 1997 out of a farm in Metchosin on Victoria’s West Shore. The company has since expanded to include eight offices across the country serving the communications needs of government agencies, healthcare organizations, businesses and educational institutions in over 140 communities.
The Charter Telecom building is one of two office buildings eyed for the 2600-block of Sooke Road.
Earlier this year developer Oakcrest Park Estates unveiled a mixed-use development proposal on Sooke Road at Happy Valley Road that will incorporate several residential buildings and an office building on mostly vacant land. The proposal is currently going through Langford's municipal planning process. C
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