Brooks Lakeside Leisure Centre
The renovated and expanded Lakeside Leisure Centre located in Brooks, AB is a design-build project that includes a significant new addition to the existing facility. With a combined $6 million federal/provincial investment under the Canada-Alberta Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CAMRIF), this project will replace the 45-year-old Brooks Centennial Arena and is the third phase in the construction of the Lakeside Leisure Centre.
The facility includes an aquatic centre with waterslide and wave pool (designed by AME Principals in 2004), a curling rink, arena, fitness studios, daycare, offices and ancillary spaces. The 55,000 sq.ft. new addition comprises a 2-storey Brooks Public library, a large multi-purpose field house, a viewing area, taekwondo fitness studio, change rooms, multi-purpose and meeting rooms, plus a commercial kitchen and ancillary spaces.
Integrated Project Delivery has been fundamental to the project’s fast-track design process, enabling the design and construction teams to collaborate effectively to create a successful community project which aligns with the Owner’s requirements and budget. Similarly, the general contractor and their primary sub-contractors were involved throughout the design to assist with constructability, coordination and budget. The cooperative efforts of the entire team have proved crucial to meeting project milestones and deadlines. Furthermore, due to the collaborative nature of the design process, the construction phase has proceeded with minimal RFIs, change orders and site instructions.
This project completed in March 2017.