Lewis Centre Expansion and Renovation

Lewis Centre

Start: August 15, 2012

End: September 24, 2013

Last Updated: October 2, 2014

Project Description:

The City of Courtenay has upgraded and expanded the Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre. The $5.4 million project was completed in September 2013, on time and approximately $200,000 under-budget. The numerous improvements include a new Wellness Centre, large and small multi-purpose rooms, increased storage, washrooms and offices. The expansion added approximately 11,000 square feet (1,000 square metres) to the facility.

The project has increased capacity, improved energy efficiency and accessibility, and made the building more comfortable for all users.

Project highlights:

West expansion - opened June 2013

  • New 4,000 sq. ft. wellness centre approximately four times larger than the old weightroom
  • New multi-purpose activity room with sprung floor, ideal for fitness and dance activities
  • New fully accessible change rooms 
  • Universally accessible washroom 

Renovation - completed September 2013

  • New multi-purpose room with kitchen area and storage
  • Improvements to accessibility, with special needs administration moved to the main floor
  • Seating area for waiting and socializing
  • Squash court upgrade and new squash court mezzanine
  • Energy efficient upgrades and improved heating and ventilation to existing building
  • Improvements to north entryway and corridor
Project Status:

Complete