Havergal College Athletic Centre Renovation and Expansion

Havergal College Athletic Centre Renovation and Expansion


Project Description

The new facility replaced an aging facility that was proving difficult and costly to maintain and no longer met the needs and athletic goals of the school community. The existing gymnasium was renovated, the existing pool was renovated as a new fitness center and the balance of the old structure was demolished. The expansion consists of a two-court gymnasium above a new 50-meter pool, changing facilities at each level, a fitness center, common circulation space and three new classrooms.

The interior design incorporates the use of voluminous spaces with clear glass curtainwall to promote a sense of open space. Buildings throughout the campus have strong connections, including the use of natural stone, which was similarly used on the main exterior faces of the new athletic center. Rear elevations are finished with an EFIS stucco in subdued beige hues to blend in with adjacent stone finishes. Extensive use of glass provides panoramic views of a nearby wooded ravine and provides an abundance of natural light.

The new building was strategically located to attach to the existing building without encroaching on existing sports fields. The site also has a natural declining slope from the front of the new building to the rear, making it possible to keep all high-traffic areas within the facility above ground level.

Project Details

Architect: CS&P Architects Inc.; Toronto, Ont.
Construction Cost: $14 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 51,285
Occupancy: September 2006

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.

Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems

Cleaners/Vacuums: Aqua Vac Systems Inc.

Divider Curtains: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Exercise Balls: Thera-Band Products/Hygenic Corp.

Filters: Nemato Corp.

Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Fitness Center: Johnsonite

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

Lane Markers: Antiwave Pool Products

Lighting: Cooper Lighting

Lockers: Hadrian Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Sanitization Systems: Stenner & Co. (G.H.)

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Sound Systems: Shure Inc.

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Stationary Bikes: Schwinn Fitness Products

Stationary Bikes: Monark Sales Ltd.

Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Horner Flooring Company

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated