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QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE

 
When people come in, they can’t believe the building and the state of the art design!
— Renee Chadwick, Director Queensborough Community Centre
 

NUMBERS

Size: 13 400 sqft expansion, 13 000 sqft renovation 

Cost: $7.0 million

Client: City of New Westminster

Services: Architectural Services & Prime Consultant

 

ABOUT

This expansion project creates a true community hub through the integration of multiple community service providers from the host Parks and Recreation fitness and multi-use facilities, Childcare services, a branch Library, and community Police offices. 

A focal point of the expanded facilities is a community living room complete with easy chairs and a fireplace at the heart of the centre. A skylit atrium provides an interior street to access all the program areas from and providing a clear organization and ease of supervision.

A key design directive was to open the previously inward looking facility to the park and invite the community in.

 

PROCESS