A new office space and fabrication lab above the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre will be completed later this week.
On Oct. 21, the City of Revelstoke announced the opening of the new Revelstoke Innovation Centre, located above the Visitor Information Centre. According to the release, the new facility will house the Community Economic Development (CED) department, Community Futures, the Basin Business Advisor, Tourism Revelstoke, the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, and the Revelstoke Fabrication Lab Society.
“This building is an embodiment of what the Revelstoke Innovation Centre hopes to achieve. We’re all about getting people and partner organizations to collaborate in a new space that inspires and empowers our community, showcasing our creativity, ingenuity, and economic diversity,” says Ingrid Bron, director of Community Economic Development for the city.
The city worked alongside PLACE architect ltd. and Jordan Cochrane Construction to design and build the space.
The project was funded through the Rural Dividend Fund, Resort Municipality Initiative funding, and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Economic Opportunity Fund. Additional funding obtained by the Chamber of Commerce is providing accessibility upgrades on the main floor of the Visitor Information Centre.
Revelstoke Idea Factory opens new fabrication space
New to the City of Revelstoke complex is the Revelstoke Idea Factory. Their new space offers 3D printers and scanners, a laser cutter, and accompanying design software.
According to the release, this will “give everyone in the community, from kids through to entrepreneurs and businesses, access to the latest in digital design and fabrication technology.”
More information about Revelstoke Idea Factory programming and memberships is available on their official website.
While the Revelstoke Innovation Centre is preparing to open, Tourism Revelstoke is hosting an open house for tourism stakeholders in the new space on Oct. 28. Community members will be invited to tour the facility during Welcome Week on Nov. 26. More information will be released closer to the events, say officials.