The City of Guelph is developing a new renovation and expansion that will move the facility from an aging and outdated recreation centre to an updated, more inclusive and accessible, community centre. The modernized facility will meet all building code and legislative requirements and improve the experience of City patrons and employees through improved accessibility, security, customer service, and new programming.
LEA Consulting Ltd. is providing structural engineering consulting services for this $11.2M, 9,000 ft² addition and renovation to the existing 61,000 ft² facility. The existing facility includes a single pad arena, a pool complex, fitness centre and amenities to complement. The addition, framed with structural steel, reorganizes the entrances to the facility and creates additional multi-purpose space. The renovations include significant modifications to the existing load-bearing elements to allow more natural light into the pool complex and includes reconstruction and expansion of the teaching pool.