Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa Update
Construction continues as Unimat Group’s expands its Koyarunosato Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa property on the outskirts of Tokyo in Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture. The last time COFI staff visited the site was when BC Minister Doug Donaldson led a Canada Wood industry leaders mission to tour the site on November 16, 2017. At that time, there was just a large hole in the ground where foundation work was being done to prepare for phase 3 at the property, a 42 room, 3,656m²3-storey 2×4 fireproof structure which now has been fully erected. Upon completion of this building in April 2018, the resort will have 141 guest rooms and the various PFC structures at this resort project will have roughly consumed 1,795 m³ or the equivalent of approximately 36 containers SPF dimension lumber in its construction. Our organization looks forward to working with Unimat and the construction project team to show case the project as an excellent example of market opportunities for large scale non-residential wooden buildings in hotel/lodging market segment in Japan.