Built adjacent to the existing community and swimming facility, the Abbotsford Community Recreation Centre offers 58,000 square feet of recreational space for a growing, active community. It features a double gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, a youth center, a fitness area, an elevated indoor running track, and a café. It also adds much-needed parking to the existing complex.
The client was keen on incorporating energy-efficient elements that would minimize environmental impact and lower operating costs. In response, the team used an innovative geothermal well system to augment the heating and cooling, much to the client’s satisfaction.
This was one of three major design-build projects awarded to PCL by the City of Abbotsford. The other two — the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, and The Reach Gallery Museum — add to the entertainment and cultural aspects of this vibrant community.