A hockey match at the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre.

Bradford

Bradford West-Gwillimbury Leisure Centre

Client

The Town of Bradford-West Gwillimbury

Budget

$35 Million

Size

165,000 sf.

Completed

April 2012

Delivery Model

Design-Bid-Build

Sector

LEED

Multi-Use Recreation Facilities

Architect

Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.

The Bradford West-Gwillimbury Leisure Centre was one of the largest multi-use recreation facilities in Ontario when it opened in 2012. The facility consists of four major components: a 900 seat NHL-sized twin ice pad facility, a pool complex including an eight-lane, 25 meter competition pool, a beach walk-in leisure pool and separate therapy pool, and a double gymnasium with community service spaces. The project included several sustainable design features, and was LEED® Silver Certified in March 2015. Both ice rinks take advantage of waste heat from the refrigeration system to provide hydronic in-floor heating.

“Aquicon was organized, knowledgable and helpful when site issues arose, and I commend the true hands-on involvement from senior leadership, which led the project to its successful completion.”

John Persano, Contract Administrator, Salter Pilon Architecture

Shown is the hallway of the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre with focus on the lighted washrooms.
The arcades of the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre at dusk.
The hallway and the basketball court of the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre.

The recreation complex’s design provides fold-down seating within its rink areas for 900 seats and 300 spectators and includes 9 accessible change rooms, a large home team room, a public skate change area, and an associated officials’ rooms. The building is intended to allow straightforward navigation, and easy access to all spaces.

The top of a flight of stairs in the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre.
The gym of the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre.
A corner view at the sports hall of the Bradford-West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre.

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