Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
- 18,500 Square Meters
Projects / Institutional
The new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (HJCRC) is under construction in North Vancouver, BC. Embracing the City’s vision of A Healthy City for All, the new centre will ensure that the North Shore population has access to recreation facilities and activities that focus on physical and mental wellness, inclusion, accessibility, and diversity.
As the City’s largest-ever capital program, replacement of the current 56-year-old HJCRC includes an arena with seating for 500 spectators, expanded aquatic space, indoor and outdoor fitness areas, multipurpose rooms, preschool and youth spaces, a skate park, and a new facility for the Silver Harbour Senior’s Activity Centre.
Sustainability and accessibility are at the core of this design. The new facility aims to produce 40% less CO2 emissions than the existing centre and will be seamlessly connected to the Lonsdale Energy Corporation’s district energy system. Moreover, the new HJCRC is actively pursuing gold certification from the Rick Hansen Foundation. Key accessibility features include sensory-friendly washrooms, multiple accessible entrances to the pool, an inclusive community kitchen and more.
We are leading the electrical, structured cabling, and security scopes of the project. This includes lighting and lighting controls, fire alarm, video surveillance, access control, public address, and rough-in for communications systems and EV chargers.
In collaboration with the other trades on-site, we are contributing to a BIM model that integrates all building elements. This allows us to identify clashes and solve conflicts prior to construction in the field. Once completed, the model will serve as a valuable resource for future maintenance and renovation work.
- Sector: Institutional
- Completion: 2025
- Owner: City of North Vancouver
- Contractor: Smith Bros & Wilson