The Metropolis of Surrey is making progress on its plan to supply Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre with a much-needed main enlargement.
Just lately launched detailed design schematics present this venture will nearly double the dimensions of the ability. It is not going to solely change a few of the misplaced areas within the North Surrey Recreation Centre, which completely closed over two years in the past, but additionally assist meet the anticipated demand from the long-term inhabitants development of Surrey Metropolis Centre.
The 2-level enlargement might be constructed on the ability’s present floor parking zone on the southeast nook of the intersection of College Drive and 107a Avenue — solely about one block south of SkyTrain Gateway Station.
Present situation of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre:
Future situation of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre:
The enlargement offers the ability with a second gymnasium, massive health space, health studio, billiards room, multi-purpose rooms, arts and craft room, educating kitchen, a significant childcare facility, and customary areas.
This might be designed to a superior inexperienced constructing commonplace, with a passive-first design that operates at or close to zero emissions. The venture’s design agency is Form Structure.
Further options entail a civic plaza, a big open garden for outside studying, health, and particular occasions, and intensive landscaping.
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre’s present outside ball hockey rink and lined skate park to the south might be retained.
A single underground degree inside the footprint of the enlargement will present 95 car parking stalls — changing the present floor parking zone’s capability — and 38 secured bike parking areas.
No aquatic centre is integrated into this venture, however the web site’s remaining open area and a reconfiguration of the ball hockey rink might doubtlessly accommodate an extra enlargement sooner or later sooner or later when funding is made out there. Till then, the 2015-built Guildford Aquatic Centre is the first swimming facility for Surrey Metropolis Centre.
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre’s present constructing was additionally a product of a multi-phase venture, with the primary section accomplished in 2009 — simply in time for its use as a coaching facility for volunteers of the 2010 Olympics. One other section leading to added indoor area was inbuilt 2012. This unique facility is designed by architectural agency HDR.
The price of the upcoming enlargement is pegged at $40 million. Building is anticipated to start in Spring 2023 for a completion in 2024 or 2025.
The municipal authorities pursued this enlargement of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre after its Could 2020 determination to cancel its partnership with the YMCA of Better Vancouver and Simon Fraser College to construct Surrey Metropolis Centre YMCA. This YMCA facility had been eyed as the answer to fulfill the rising wants of Surrey Metropolis Centre.
The YMCA venture fell aside after prices escalated to $75 million, with the Metropolis and YMCA of Better Vancouver every committing $20 million. The cancelled 60,000 sq ft YMCA facility included an aquatic centre, health centre, gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, and a childcare facility.
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