Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre

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Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre

Bradford, Ont. 2013

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 green-field 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 consisting of a skate trail, a small outdoor theatre 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 the long winter twilights. Deep overhangs create a protected exterior space.

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.

Project Details

Architect: Lett Architects Inc.; Peterborough, Ont.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.; Barrie, Ont.
Construction Cost: $33.78 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 150,000
Occupancy: May 2012

Architectural Block: Alba

Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Omron Healthcare Inc.

Automatic Sliding Doors: Horton Automatics

Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Bleachers: Second Generation Furnishings

Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Second Generation Furnishings

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Chemical Control Systems: NCAquatics

Cleaners/Vacuums: NCAquatics

Dashers: Welmar Recreational Products (Raita Sport)

Deck/Basin Surface: Myrtha Pools USA

Dehumidifiers: NCAquatics

Divider Curtains: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Entertainment Systems: Telk Communications

Filtration Systems: NCAquatics

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Johnsonite

Folding Parttion: Corflex

Free-Weight Equipment: UMAX Strength

Glass Wall System: Pilkington Profilit

Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA

Gymnastics Equipment: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Heaters: NCAquatics

Ladders/Grab Bars: NCAquatics

Landscape Items: Equiparc

Lane Markers: NCAquatics

Linear Metal Ceiling: Hunter Douglas

Lockers: Shanahan's Manufacturing

Multipurpose: Forbo Flooring Systems

Pool Slide: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Refrigeration Units: Cimco Refrigeration

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Security Grille: Amstel Manufacturing

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Canadian Washroom Products

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Hadrian Inc.

Skylights: SunOptics

Sound Systems: ADM Electronics/Telk Communications

Starting Blocks: Myrtha Pools USA

Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Wall Padding: Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd.

Washroom Grab bars: ASI Group

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

Window Shades: Sunproject