Grandview Heights Aquatic Complex


HCMA Architecture + Design


Recreation + Community




Surrey, BC


Project Details

This facility provides a 10-lane, 50m competitive main pool, a leisure pool with various amenities, a water slide, sauna, steam room, and dive tower as well as a fitness centre and change facilities

The use of Autodesk REVIT MEP provided opportunity and tools to the design team to coordinate between the various disciplines. Elements of the structural design were used for air distribution, thus reducing visible ductwork in the natatorium. Heat recovered from exhaust air streams is moved to areas of the system requiring heat via a pair of high efficiency heat recovery chillers. Condensing boilers provide back-up heat.

UV light is used to destroy chloramines still dissolved in the pool water. Chloramines in the pool hall air are exhausted from the pool gutter drain – one of the lowest points in the pool system. Supply air is provided both at high level to wash the natatorium structure and windows, and at low level as displacement ventilation to provide effective make-up air for the gutter exhaust system.

This fast-tracked project successfully achieved LEED Certification.