Gateway of Hope

The Governing Council of the Salvation Army in Canada
5787 Langley Bypass, Langley
New Construction
Wood Frame
LEED Certified

Terra worked with the Salvation Army to successfully complete this multi-stakeholder LEED Gold certified project.  Gateway of Hope was supported by multiple funders including the provincial and federal governments, both the Township of Langley and the City of Langley and through the fundraising efforts of the Salvation Army. 

The three story building provides 30 emergency shelter and 25 supportive transitional beds as well as drop-in meal service and onsite support services through The Salvation Army Community and Family Services programs.  The main floor consists of a commercial kitchen, 115-seat dining room, laundry facilities, multi-purpose room, shelter office, communal washrooms and 30 shelter beds. The second floor provides 13 units for women, office and classroom space, counselling rooms, medical room and office space for The Salvation Army Langley. The third floor provides 12 resident units for men.

Terra co-ordinated the project team, which included multiple funders.  Terra's work during the development phaste of the project included assisting the team through a contentious rezoning and balancing the three corners of the project management triangle: budget, scope and schedule.

Terra's construction claims department managed the funding process with its complexities of multi-funders and distinct components of shelter, transitional housing, commercial kitchen and office space.  Separate HST calculations for each of the components added to the overall complexity.  They worked with the Salvation Army to establish a protocol for the prompt handling of funds which, by necessity, flowed through the head office in Toronto.  They also dealt with federal government financial monitor functions.