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‘Construction workman deficiencies’ caused pool damage: Richmond officials

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‘Construction workman deficiencies’ caused pool damage: Richmond officials
HCMA ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN - A rendering shows the exterior of Richmond, B.C.’s future Minoru Centre for Active Living. An investigation into why the concrete base for one of its pools had shifted revealed the issue had been caused by construction workman deficiencies.

RICHMOND, B.C. – Richmond officials have scheduled the full opening of the Minoru Centre for Active Living for next year after an investigation into damage was completed and repairs have been planned.

According to the city, its investigation revealed that issues with a shifting pool floor were caused by “construction workman deficiencies.”

The city added that repairs will commence shortly, and the construction insurers have confirmed full coverage of the repair costs due to its cause.

The repairs will be carried out by B.C.-based Omicron Construction Ltd. They will work to develop an expedited schedule for the repairs so that a full opening of the facility can happen as soon as possible. A full opening is currently estimated for the fall of 2020 while the new 790 square metre (8,500 square feet) Fitness Centre will open to the public in January 2020. The damage was discovered in February.

“While the delays to fully opening this state-of-the-art facility have been frustrating, the city remains resolutely focused on ensuring public safety and continuing to deliver the project on budget,” said a statement from officials.

The Minoru Centre for Active Living includes the aquatic and fitness centre, a two-storey seniors centre, sport programming and support space, a full-service cafeteria and bistro, commercial kitchen, and three outdoor public plazas.

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