Get ready for disruptions as NDCC renovations reach critical point
Regional District of Central Kootenay Recreation Manager at the NDCC, Marty Benson, said in a media release service at the facility would be disrupted periodically during the next two months as crews install a new roof top air handling unit, replace exterior windows, install new air ducts and continue other renovation work.
“We’re asking for patience and understanding from our clients right now, because some areas of the facility are going to become a construction zone off and on until July,” said Benson, Recreation Manager for the NDCC.
“Although we’ve tried to keep disruptions to a minimum, we anticipated at some point other areas of the facility would be impacted. We’re at that point now.”
Benson said from now until June 12, there will be changes in the layout of the weight room to accommodate equipment from the functional training area to build structural supports for the air handling unit.
During this time, the weight room, cardio area and fitness studio will remain open.
Other disruptions will happen between June 12-15, when the fitness centre, fitness studio, administration area and multi-purpose room will be closed completely while crews cut concrete and demolish parts of the cardio area for the installation of air ducts to the leisure pool.
Then from June 16 to early July, the arena will serve as a cardio area so people can continue to work out.
The entrance to the fitness studio will be moved so fitness classes can continue in the summer months while construction is completed.
“The project is going well. The water test of the pool tank was successful which allows the tiling to begin in the coming weeks,” said Benson.
“I have recently seen the pool and can visualize what a wonderful facility is being created for our community,”said Valerie Warmington, Chair of the Nelson and District Recreation Commission.
“I’m also confident the wait will be worth it. We’re going to be able to enjoy the aquatic centre for decades to come.”
A detailed description of construction zone activities and expected disruptions is available on the RDCK website and has been posted at the NDCC.
The aquatic centre is expected to re-open to the public in early fall of this year.