The Lewis Farms Facility and Park Project is proceeding with a build-to-budget approach following approval of the 2023-2026 Capital Budget. The project team is adjusting the project scope to focus on community recreation.
Updates to the facility design and park amenities, including a cost analysis, are underway to ensure the project can be built to the approved budget. We anticipate sharing the updated facility and park design in summer 2023. Site preparation and utility work will continue throughout 2023, and facility construction will begin by the end of the year.
Public and stakeholder feedback was gathered on the concept and design, and showed support for the multi-purpose recreation centre. Extensive public engagement was completed from 2015 to 2018. The data collected during engagement continues to guide adaptations in the facility design. A summary of the public and stakeholder engagement is in the
What We Heard report.
Facility construction begins
City Council approved building to budget of $310.6 million to construct the community recreation centre, library, multi-purpose rooms and district park
Site preparation and utility work began
City Council approved construction funding in December, with the removal of the Academic Centre
Design was completed and was ready for new construction funding approval. In fall 2020 the Academic Centre was removed from the program by the project partner
Construction funding deferred
Results from the value engineering exercise were presented to City Council spring 2019
Testing on site to help design the most efficient foundation system
Value Engineering Workshop initiated by the Project Team in response to City Council's direction regarding construction funding
2015 - 2018
Approval of construction funding requested as part of the 2019-2022 Capital Budget