A Prison in Summerland, BC? No: Oliver.

Correctional facility approved for Oliver, BC

Okanagan Correctional Centre – Summerland BC

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Architects rendering of Summerland Correctional Centre

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The Okanagan facility will be FIVE times larger than the one in the DGBK rendering

The above rendering is posted on the DGBK site in their portfolio under ‘Justice and Public Safety’. (Click on the image for larger version)

DGBK are the lead design architects on the current expansion of the Surrey Pretrial Centre and are on the project team for the Whitehorse Correctional Facility.

Why is this rendering titled ‘Okanagan Correctional Centre – Summerland BC’?

Update: I called DGBK today to get the story on the rendering. It turns out that it was produced some time ago as a preliminary study for the Okanagan facility. The fact that it reads ‘Summerland, BC’, is however, somewhat troubling. 


Written by summerlandbc

May 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm

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  1. So is this a done deal? Is this why we have bus stops in Summerland without bus routes? Can someone shed some light on this?

    K. Staley

    May 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    • Logical conclusion to come to, but whether or not this is a done deal is still unknown. There are some issues arising from this that I will address in another couple of posts.


      May 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

  2. […] DGBK architectural drawing in the post below this one, could be closer to the style that is really proposed for the Okanagan. […]

  3. […] one comment K Staley posed a question re the connection between the remand facility, the DGBK rendering, and the new bus shelters: “So is this a done deal? Is this why we have bus stops in […]

  4. […] The architectural firm DGBK has changed the name of the town on their website from Summerland to Winfield, since our earlier post. […]

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