What is the size of the new building?
The new building is 31,700 square feet.
How much will the project cost?
The estimated cost for the project is $11,298,345.
What is the project timeline?
The demolition/construction RFP closed January 8, 2019. Demolition is beginning in May 2019, with construction following and the new facility opening in Fall 2020. As we get further into the construction, a time line will be given on the Shape Your City Project page.
What’s wrong with the existing building?
St. Andrew’s Community Centre was originally constructed as a school. The municipality renovated the building for recreation needs in 1983. The building, though clean and as welcoming as possible, is an old school with limited windows, poor lighting, old heating and mechanical infrastructure, and no outdoor play / community space.
Is this a complete rebuild or a renovation?
This is a complete redesign and build project. The existing building was constructed as a school and the layout does not respond to the needs of the community for a warm, welcoming and functional space. As a purpose-built facility the design and amenities will be influenced via community engagement feedback.
What will happen to the programs that operate out of St. Andrew’s Centre?
St. Andrews staff and programs are operating out of 7071 Bayers Road, Suite LL03. If you require more information about programs at this location, please call (902) 490-4693.