CRESTON & DISTRICT COMMUNITY COMPLEX
FACILITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
MAY 21, 2010
The tile swoosh shows well as the lobby nears completion. As the millwork is being installed for reception, it really defines this main lobby feature as a welcoming, informative space as soon as you enter.
The main floor multipurpose room or what is being termed the “Sunshine Room” because of its’ great views to the south awaits flooring. This room will host childminding, birthday parties or any function requiring a smaller space.
Final plaster coat goes on in the Fitness Studio while in the Fitness track area, Creston's very own Doorman Doug installs and adjusts what must seem like an unending supply of metal doors and hardware.
Cranbrook Interiors has been adding finishing touches in the lobby with the addition of the wood paneling on specific walls as well as supplying and installing of all the other millwork in the proj ect such as counters, shelves and trim.
The curling club area gets ongoing attention with the prep for drywalling over the old lounge windows, the replacement of the building roof and renovated stairway from the viewing area to the lounge. The formerly hidden concrete stairs in the photo are from the original construction in 1971.
The retaining wall comes around the west side and begins to form the patio and retaining requirement in the front of the building.
The Creston room enters its second life with a new arena wall and key windows onto the ice surface as well as ceiling features which will break up the room visually and help with acoustics.
After a few hiccups from the weatherman, the re-roofing project rolls onward. Currently, the contractor is removing the 120 foot sections which cover half the hockey arena as well as 4 curling sheets and replacing those an area at a time. The painting contractor has been working alongside the roofers to ensure all interior beams and supports are prepped and painted with a corrosion resistant paint.
This close inside photo shows the old roofing next to the new with improved reflective coating and higher insulation value. As the crane lifts some of the last of the roofing up top, you can see the new bright white roofing on the east side. It has been speculated that the Community Complex should now be visible from low orbiting satellites.
The jewel in the crown of the project will be the aquatic facility and at present we have water in all three pools with primary commissioning and filtering started up and being monitored. While the old James Ross Memorial Pool had a gutter system, conventional methods have deck level skimming which constantly flows over the edge tiles and into the white grating. It is then filtered, heated and disinfected before it finds its way back to the main pool. Each pool has its own separate system and can be run independent of each other.
Outside the parking lot takes a beating as the trenching and bases for the new parking lot lighting go in. Illumination will be more energy efficient as well as spread out evenly for patron comfort and security monitoring.. We will also have an entrance island which will serve to slow down traffic entering the facility parking lot.