SURREY, B.C. — Surrey has unveiled its proposed design to expand the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.
The city recently held an open house to give the public a chance to view the proposed designs, talk to the project team from SHAPE Architecture Inc., and offer comments and feedback.
“City council has made it a priority to expand Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre and this open house is a significant step forward for this project,” said Mayor Doug McCallum in a statement.
The design is based on feedback from phases one and two of public engagement in 2021, where the public gave feedback on their values and needs, as well as the types of activities and spaces they would like to see in the expanded facility.
The proposed design includes a second gymnasium, a fitness centre, learning kitchen, maker space, large and small multi-purpose spaces and child care spaces. Outdoor amenities include a new entry plaza, community garden space and a grand lawn.
The energy-efficient expansion will be built in line with the city’s Sustainability Charter, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and accessibility initiatives, as well as the province’s Wood First policy. Construction is anticipated to commence in spring 2023 and is expected to be completed in 2024.
Design and construction administration is being handled by SHAPE Architecture Inc. The project is one of 20-plus projects approved by Surrey City Council as part of Surrey Invests Capital Program.