Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Parish of New Westminster B.C.
314 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
New Construction

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the oldest stone church in BC and a registered heritage building.  It is in dire need of a thorough refurbishment, including seismic upgrading, if it is to continue serving the community as a place of workship and fellowship.  The adjoining parish hall is beyond the end of its useful life and must be replaced.  The cathedral is also in need of more parking to support the hall and worship space.

Terra is working with The Parish and the Diocese, as well as with Oberto Oberti Architecture, to create a plan to meet the Parish's objectives for the site.  The vision is to fund the restoration of the cathedral and the other upgrades by developing a high rise condominium tower on the portion of the site where the hall currently stands.

The tower will house an estimated 200 market condo units for sale as well as underground parking.  The Parish intends to own units in the tower which they will rent out.  The plan is also for the tower to contain a living cultural centre with space for public and church activities including concerts, cultural and community events.

Between the cathedral and the high rise, an open air piazza is planned, serving as an outdoor gather space for those living in the downtown core and visitors to the area.  The new piazza would provide direct pedestrian access to the Columbia Skytrain station.