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Suite 400
Barrie, ON L4M 6C1
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(705) 737-3530
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Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre
Bradford, Ontario

Through a Visioning Session conducted by the Town, it was determined that this building be “…an inviting, safe and fun place to foster a healthy lifestyle through recreation, sport and cultural activities that is accessible to all!” The Town had three other priorities: 1. The project pursues LEED objectives with Silver as its target; a challenge for this building type, especially given the pre-determined green field site. 2. The ability for the public to be able to walk into the facility and understand it immediately. 3. The building must have a “wow” factor.  The interior programme of the 150,000 square foot facility consists of four major components: a 900 seat NHL-sized twin ice pad facility, a pool complex including an eight-lane competition pool, a beach walk-in leisure pool plus a separate therapy pool, a double gymnasium and community service spaces. The project included several sustainable design features. Both ice rinks take advantage of waste heat from the refrigeration system to provide hydronic in-floor heating. In addition, rainwater will be captured and stored in a cistern for use in the manufacturing of the arena ice. Secondary heat reclaim of grey-water from shower drains, which will run through a series of coils, will be used to preheat supply water to the showers, reducing the energy required to heat water throughout the building.  This project was completed in association with Lett Architects.  To see a video of this project please visit us on the Salter Pilon Youtube Channel.