An old BC Rail bunkhouse was demolished in Williams Lake last week after sitting vacant for several years.
“While vacant, it received extensive damage from a burst water pipe and the economic decision was made to demolish the building,” says Shelley Westerhout Hardman of BCR Properties Ltd.
The building was built in the mid 1980s; however, Westerhout Harman says there is no record on site at BCR as to what the building costs were at the time it was constructed.
“The building has been vacant for many years and has little or no value. Since there is no requirement for the building, it will not be replaced. Additionally, it would have been more expensive to repair it than to demolish it,” Westerhout Hardman says.