Mission Leisure Centre Renovation and Expansion


Mission Leisure Centre Renovation and Expansion

Mission, BC 2008

Project Description

The Mission Leisure Centre was originally constructed in the late 1960s and saw incremental and disjointed growth over the following decades — resulting in a facility that functioned poorly, had convoluted circulation and failed to even marginally meet current facility standards.

Located amid a scenic mountain backdrop in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, the renovated Mission Leisure Centre was integrated into the existing fabric of the facility and became a significant community destination space. The addition of approximately 71,000 square feet established new circulation patterns, and the main entrance was relocated and redeveloped.

The facility now includes an NHL-sized ice arena, a leisure pool and 25-meter lap pool, a fitness center, squash and racquetball courts, a gymnasium, an outdoor water park, reconfigured outdoor sports fields and a wellness suite.

The exterior was carefully designed to provide outdoor recreational activities within a natural setting and to establish massing and elevations that reflect the modern, forward-looking spirit of the community. The buildings are at once functional and exuberant without appearing too formal.

Project Details

Architect: Cannon Design; Los Angeles, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Victoria, B.C.
Construction Cost: $16 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 144,000
Occupancy: September 2005

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Centaur Products Inc.

Flooring, Aerobics: Cascadia Sport Systems

Flooring, Fitness Center: Cascadia Sport Systems

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lane Markers: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lockers: Shanahan's Manufacturing

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Surfaces, Basketball: Centaur Products Inc.

Treadmills: Technogym USA Corp.

Water Play Features: Rain Drop Products LLC

Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.