Britannia Renewal

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Britannia Renewal Logo against a blue background and artwork of a heart and eagle by Wade Davis

Help shape the future of Britannia

In 2018, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and Britannia Community Services Society adopted a master plan that sets out the vision for the renewal of the Britannia Community Centre. The master plan is a summary of many voices and a record of the needs, dreams and aspirations of the community for Britannia’s renewal.

What's happening?

The Britannia Renewal will take place in multiple phases and project partners are currently on the rezoning phase.

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building on the master plan, the focus of this phase is to identify the types of services and spaces to be included on site and development criteria, such as building density and heights.

Before we submit a rezoning application to Vancouver City Council for the renewed Britannia, we will explore site options to find creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of the community through four steps of community engagement.

Where are we now?

Project partners are developing site-wide options that look at the overall placement of building relationships, heights, outdoor spaces and opportunities for non-market housing.

We recognize the Britannia Community Centre offers important and valued programs and services, and we thank the community for your support and participation in this project. As partners continue to work towards the Britannia Renewal, we are committed to providing the community with a project update in spring 2023.

Learn more:

Help shape the future of Britannia

In 2018, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and Britannia Community Services Society adopted a master plan that sets out the vision for the renewal of the Britannia Community Centre. The master plan is a summary of many voices and a record of the needs, dreams and aspirations of the community for Britannia’s renewal.

What's happening?

The Britannia Renewal will take place in multiple phases and project partners are currently on the rezoning phase.

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building on the master plan, the focus of this phase is to identify the types of services and spaces to be included on site and development criteria, such as building density and heights.

Before we submit a rezoning application to Vancouver City Council for the renewed Britannia, we will explore site options to find creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of the community through four steps of community engagement.

Where are we now?

Project partners are developing site-wide options that look at the overall placement of building relationships, heights, outdoor spaces and opportunities for non-market housing.

We recognize the Britannia Community Centre offers important and valued programs and services, and we thank the community for your support and participation in this project. As partners continue to work towards the Britannia Renewal, we are committed to providing the community with a project update in spring 2023.

Learn more:

Stories

Local residents often say, “Britannia is the heart and soul of the community.” 

When opened in 1976, the Britannia pioneered a unique integrated service delivery model, combining educational, recreational and social services on one central campus – creating a village-like sense of home. Britannia continues to provide vital social services to the vibrant and diverse Grandview Woodland community and beyond. 

What are your favorite memories of Britannia? What do you love about this place?

Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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    late night swims

    by justaperson, almost 2 years ago
    I love the pool. Before the pandemic, it was my favourite place to go late at night for a swim when it was quiet and I could have a lane to myself for a while. Then around the corner for pizza at Sunrise! Having a place to go where I can move and feel good and relax, right in the middle of the city.
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