Wilfrid Laurier University – Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletics and Recreation Centre

Client: Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington
Architect: Cannon Design

The complex will include a six lane 25 metre swimming pool and separate teach tank; multi-purpose spaces for group fitness classes, social, educational and cultural programming; a health and wellness centre; a large gymnasium with retractable seating for 1,200 spectators for sport and recreation training, competitions and functions.

The site is located on the south side of Colborne Street in downtown Brantford, where 41 buildings were demolished for Phase 1 of the construction, including archeological dig, municipal services, shoring and excavation.  Shoring and dewatering systems were required and excavation to pre-subgrade levels for the final excavation to underside of footing.