Clayton Community Centre

New Build

project at a glance

  • 1,801
    Light Fixtures
  • 52
  • 63
    Card Readers



  • Access Control
    From traditional proximity card badge systems to leading-edge OSDP, security devices, control access to your facility every day of the year. Houle can help manage ingress and egress from your facility to keep your site secure.
  • Electrical
    From preconstruction to construction to post project support and service, Houle provides all your electrical construction and renovation needs.
  • Fire Alarm
    Houle can upgrade, replace, and/or install an existing or new fire alarm system at your facility.
  • Lighting & Lighting Controls
    Houle can design a lighting scheme that automatically turns on and off based on motion sensor activation and/or set scheduling. Features can include daylight harvesting, occupancy and vacancy detection, shade control, scheduling, scene control, energy monitoring, and remote access.
  • Video Conferencing
  • Public Address
    Through our public address solutions, Houle can add effortless ambiance to your facility while providing you with a building-wide communication system for emergencies.
  • Intrusion Detection
    Houle supplies and installs motion sensors, glassbreak sensors, door contacts, and beam detectors, so you can protect your most valuable assets.
  • Video Surveillance
    Houle provides the latest offerings in IP CCTV and Video Management systems from the leading manufacturers.
  • Structured Cabling
    From full server rooms to multiple site roll-outs to large construction based projects, Houle’s Network Systems team can serve all your needs.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2020

Owner: City of Surrey

Clayton Community Centre has been an incredible addition to community life in Surrey, BC. Designed to facilitate arts and culture programming and various recreational activities, this unique facility includes music studios, recording studios and a rehearsal hall as well as a gymnasium, fitness centre, and library.

This building will also be the first community centre to achieve Passive House certification in North America and Canada’s largest Passive House facility to date. Passive House methodology uses super insulation combined with a complex ventilation system to drastically reduce a building’s energy consumption. Buildings made to this strict energy-based standard consume up to 90% less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings, which in this case contributes to a reduced carbon footprint and operating costs for the city.

Through this project, we had the opportunity to exemplify a diverse set of services. While taking on the main electrical scope, including fire alarm and battery backup as well as lighting, we also provided a full technology scope that includes security, structured cabling, and audio visual components. For lighting, we installed 1,801 light fixtures including 63 7’x7’x7′ triangle LED lights designed to simulate daylight. Our security scope included access control, intrusion, code blue, and video management system. We installed shielded CAT6a to future-proof the building for increased network speeds, along with a DAS system for emergency response. For audio visual, we installed user device-friendly interfaces and digital reservation displays for each room and high-end speakers throughout the premise.