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WATCH: Brick by brick, board by board, Fort Street building comes down in Victoria

Unbuilders deconstructs downtown Victoria site
Unbuilders removes the brick walls of a building on Fort Street in Victoria. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

A Fort Street site isn’t getting the usual tear-down.

Unbuilders, a deconstruction company working to divert materials from the landfill by “unbuilding,” has been working on the site for months to salvage materials from the buildings at 821, 823, 825 and 827 Fort Street.

This project has yielded some large lumber, including 3”x13” joists, and other materials during the deconstruction process.

Originally based on the mainland, Unbuilders expanded their operations to the Island in 2020, starting with a project in Vic West.

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Katherine Engqvist

About the Author: Katherine Engqvist

I took on the role of Bureau Chief when we created the Greater Victoria editorial hub in 2018.
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