Delbrook Community Recreation Centre

Project Type:
Community Recreation
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

With strong support from the local community, the new facility, owned by the district and operated by the North Vancouver Recreation Commission (NVRC), replaces two aging recreation facilities, and will pursue LEED Gold certification.

Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) worked with HDR, the District, and the NVRC to program, design, and engineer this new 84,500 square foot facility for the District of North Vancouver. Prior to completing the design process, the team did an extensive evaluation of the space and equipment needs. By including programming and operational/mechanical staff in initial steps, the final product truly reflects the needs of the community and user groups.

After extensive programming, WTI designed a space that allows for a variety of aquatic recreation and competition activities. The 6-lane, 25-metre pool accommodates local competitions, lap swimming, and leisure swimming, and the warm water lifestyle leisure pool provides space for multi-generational activities, everything from water aerobics to learn-to-swim programs. In addition to the natatorium, the finished facility includes administration offices, change rooms, program areas for all ages, a kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, meeting space, and fitness areas.

Project Highlights
  • 406 SM 6-Lane x 25-Metre Indoor Competition Pool - Starting Blocks, 1-Meter & 3-Meter Springboards
  • 276 SM Warm Water Lifestyle Pool - 10 Water Jets, Rooster Tail, Donut Spray, Bubbler, Water Basketball and Volleyball
  • 301 SM Whirlpool - 55 Patron Capacity

2018 Athletic Business - Architectural Showcase

2018 Athletic Business - Facilities of Merit


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