Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre

Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre

Bradford, ON

Project Description

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre was planned and built as the main component of an overall civic campus to meet the needs of the community’s expanding population. This campus is a greenfield development, and — in addition to the 150,000-square-foot leisure center — includes a 40,000-square-foot library; a new running track for the adjacent high school; a park featuring a skate trail, a small outdoor theater and a skateboard park; and a future 50,000-square-foot administration building.

The use of light defines this hub of physical activity and community gathering. The light-colored exterior palette of metal panels and architectural block reflects natural light, and the glazing, skylights and translucent curtain walls allow light in during the day and emit an inviting glow during long winter nights.

The central light-filled circulation spine achieves the owner’s goals of creating a striking facility that the public understands immediately upon entering. This main space affords generous visual connections to the four major program areas: an NHL-size twin-pad facility, a pool complex, a double gymnasium and community service spaces. Punches of playful color mark washroom entries, a child-minding area, and the pool control and showers.


Project Details

Architect: Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
Architect: Lett Architects Inc.
Construction Cost: $33.78 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 150,000
Occupancy: May 2012

Architectural Block: Alba

Automatic Sliding Doors: Horton Automatics

Building Systems - Skylights: SunOptics

Fitness Center - Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Omron Healthcare Inc.

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Telk COmmunications

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Johnsonite

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: UMAX Strength

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Folding Partition: Corflex

Glass Wall System: Pilkington Profilit

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Irwin Seating Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Second Generation Furnishings

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: ADM Electronics / Telk COmmunications

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.

Ice Rinks - Dashers: Welmar Recreational Products (Raita Sport)

Ice Rinks - Refrigeration Units: Cimco Refrigeration

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Forbo Flooring Systems

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Landscape Items: Equiparc

Linear Metal Ceiling: Hunter Douglas

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Shanahan's Manufacturing

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Hadrian Inc.

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Pool Slide: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Pools - Bleachers: Second Generation Furnishings

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: NCAquatics

Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: NCAquatics

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Myrtha Pools USA

Pools - Dehumidifiers: NCAquatics

Pools - Filtration Systems: NCAquatics

Pools - Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA

Pools - Heaters: NCAquatics

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: NCAquatics

Pools - Lane Markers: NCAquatics

Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Pools - Starting Blocks: Myrtha Pools USA

Pools - Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.

Security Grille: Amstel Manufacturering

Window Shades: Sunproject


  •