Size: 13 400 sqft expansion, 13 000 sqft renovation
Cost: $7.0 million
Client: City of New Westminster
Services: Architectural Services & Prime Consultant
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.