Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre
Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure CentreBradford, ON
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 DetailsArchitect: 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