|CLIENT:||Northern Rockies Regional Municipality|
|CONSULTANT:||Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Stipulated Sum|
|Project SIZE:||4,000 sq. m.|
The Northern Rockies Regional Recreational Centre (NRRRC) aquatic centre is an addition to the 30,500-square-metre complex built by Bird in 2011. The aquatic centre includes a large natatorium that consists of a six-lane, 25-metre competitive pool with one-metre and three-metre-high diving boards, aquatic climbing wall, a combined leisure/two-lane learner’s pool, hot-tub and a two storey water slide. The facility also includes a running track on the second floor, an exercise room and a nine-metre-high rock climbing wall and combination squash/racquetball court.
Bird began construction in July 2013 and was challenged to complete the building foundation work prior to the commencement of winter. Due to the shortened building season in Fort Nelson, Bird fast-tracked exterior construction, allowing the team to facilitate the erection of structural steel and glulams during the winter months. Despite, the shortened construction season and the unforeseen additional contaminated soil that was discovered during the excavation for the pools, the team delivered this project on schedule. As a repeat client, Bird looks forward to completing more successful projects for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.