Design contracts awarded for major new Richmond facilities
11 March 2014
The City of Richmond has awarded the contract for architectural and engineering services for a planned new Minoru Aquatic Centre/Older Adult Centre complex to Hughes Condon Marler Architects. The same firm has also been awarded the architectural and engineering services contract for the replacement of the No. 1 Fire Hall.
Hughes Condon Marler Architects has significant experience in designing similar facilities throughout BC and across Canada, winning numerous provincial, national and international awards for their work. Among other projects, the firm designed the aquatic centre at Hillcrest Park and Killarney Community Pool in Vancouver and a new combined library and seniors’ centre in Edmonton. In Richmond, the firm has designed the Hamilton Community Centre expansion and the new Steveston Fire Hall.
“These projects represent critical needs for our growing and evolving City,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We’re delighted the project team is now in place to deliver on Council’s vision for these facilities.”
Construction for the new facilities is scheduled to begin later this year with completion in the fall of 2017. Stuart Olson Dominion will serve as the City’s construction manager for the projects.
The Minoru Aquatic Centre/Older Adults Centre and No. 1 Fire Hall will be built simultaneously on adjoining locations. By having the same project team working on both projects, a number of economies can be achieved in project scheduling and management. Architectural and engineering service fees for the two projects total approximately $6.5 million. Estimated projects budgets are $79.6 million for the aquatic/older adult complex and $22.3 million for the No.1 Fire Hall.
Council also has awarded a contract to DGBK Architects for architectural and engineering services for the new $20.74 million No. 3 Fire Hall in north Richmond. To be completed by 2017, this new facility will also house an ambulance station. It will be the first joint fire hall/ambulance station in a major urban setting in BC. DGBK has extensive experience designing similar-sized as well as combined fire/ambulance facilities. The value of the contract is approximately $940,000. Stuart Olson Dominion will be the City’s construction manager for the project.
For more information on the Minoru Civic Precinct project, please visit www.richmond.ca/plandev/city-projects/minoru-precinct.