Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre proposed rehabilitation project

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REQUIRED FIELD: View of the entrance of the Sport & Wellness Centre at dusk.

Project update

City Council has decided to proceed with only the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning component of the project.

At its meeting on Monday, April 26, Council passed the following motion:

That recommendation b) from Report CSD20-007, Investing in Canada Infrastructure Fund – COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Funding, which reads,

That, if the application is successful, a new $3.25 million 2020 capital project be created and funded as described in Table 1 of Report CSD20-007, dated December 1, 2020 and that of the approximate $2.2 million municipal share, $1,925,000 be pre-committed in the 2022 Capital Budget; and

Be amended by deleting and replacing with the following wording:

b) That a $1.7M capital project be created for a PSWC-COVID Rehabilitation Project that entails the following key elements: pool HVAC system and,

That staff be directed to apply any savings to other Capital, and,

That staff provide a new scope of work to the Province regarding the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Fund – COVID 19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream grant in that the benefits of the work would still include:

i) extended life of the City's only municipally owned aquatics centre by 15 years and

ii) enhanced air quality within the aquatics facility (air humidity, air temperature, pool temperature, air particle removal) resulting in safe operation of the pools

Information on the timing of the project is not available yet.

Phase 2 Consultation report

The report on the Phase 2 Consultation results is now available.

What is the project focus?

The planned rehabilitation project for the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre previously included enhancements to accessibility features and improvements for the safety for customers and employees, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project would have included repairing and replacing the centre’s aging Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, replacing aging infrastructure within the changeroom spaces, replacing plumbing infrastructure, improving accessibility, and replacing the reception desk to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and COVID-19 standards. One of the considerations is whether to redesign the layout of the main changeroom spaces, such as replacing the gender-specific group/communal changerooms with individual, private changerooms.

A concept design for the changeroom renovations on the option to create individual, private changerooms has been posted to the Documents section of this project page for you to review.

A video of a presentation by the design team on one of the potential changeroom layouts is available under the video section on the right side of the project page. You can also read the helpful FAQ and "did you know posts".

Project update

City Council has decided to proceed with only the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning component of the project.

At its meeting on Monday, April 26, Council passed the following motion:

That recommendation b) from Report CSD20-007, Investing in Canada Infrastructure Fund – COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Funding, which reads,

That, if the application is successful, a new $3.25 million 2020 capital project be created and funded as described in Table 1 of Report CSD20-007, dated December 1, 2020 and that of the approximate $2.2 million municipal share, $1,925,000 be pre-committed in the 2022 Capital Budget; and

Be amended by deleting and replacing with the following wording:

b) That a $1.7M capital project be created for a PSWC-COVID Rehabilitation Project that entails the following key elements: pool HVAC system and,

That staff be directed to apply any savings to other Capital, and,

That staff provide a new scope of work to the Province regarding the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Fund – COVID 19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream grant in that the benefits of the work would still include:

i) extended life of the City's only municipally owned aquatics centre by 15 years and

ii) enhanced air quality within the aquatics facility (air humidity, air temperature, pool temperature, air particle removal) resulting in safe operation of the pools

Information on the timing of the project is not available yet.

Phase 2 Consultation report

The report on the Phase 2 Consultation results is now available.

What is the project focus?

The planned rehabilitation project for the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre previously included enhancements to accessibility features and improvements for the safety for customers and employees, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project would have included repairing and replacing the centre’s aging Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, replacing aging infrastructure within the changeroom spaces, replacing plumbing infrastructure, improving accessibility, and replacing the reception desk to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and COVID-19 standards. One of the considerations is whether to redesign the layout of the main changeroom spaces, such as replacing the gender-specific group/communal changerooms with individual, private changerooms.

A concept design for the changeroom renovations on the option to create individual, private changerooms has been posted to the Documents section of this project page for you to review.

A video of a presentation by the design team on one of the potential changeroom layouts is available under the video section on the right side of the project page. You can also read the helpful FAQ and "did you know posts".

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Gender-specific group changerooms?

    Individual, private changerooms?

    Have your say.

    The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre is planning to replace its specialized Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, replace deficient plumbing infrastructure, and review the design of changeroom spaces to improve overall accessibility for users. 

    Among the considerations is the potential redesign of the three main changeroom spaces to replace gender-specific group changeroom spaces with private, individual changerooms. The individual changeroom design allows more focus on privacy, accessibility, gender-inclusivity, safety, and cleaning process enhancement and ability to shut down a few changerooms at a time for cleaning rather than a full large gender-specific changeroom. 

    For these reasons, the first round of consultation assumed the individual changeroom design and did not offer the choice. However, during the earlier round of consultation on the design, feedback received highlighted the socialization aspect, feeling of safety, and comfort with current layout of the segregated male, female, and universal/family change space. Additionally, there were comments requesting further consultation.

    Our project page at www.connectptbo.ca/pswcreno includes information on the overall project, a frequency asked question section, videos, consultation results, demographics, and other project related information. If you are unable to access our online resource, this information can be requested by calling our project hotline, 705-742-0050 ext. 2202, visiting the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre during operational hours, or via email at sportandwellnesscentre@peterborough.ca.

    A recommended design, informed by the input through the consultation process, operational needs and project costing will go to City Council for its consideration. Please note that the feedback received from the first consultations will be considered for the proposed design such as retaining a viewing area, inclusion of full-size, half-size and double-wide lockers, child-minding programs, and sauna facilities.

    The following survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and is open until 9 p.m. on April 22, 2021.

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    Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey as a way to provide input into the design process for the renovation of the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre changerooms. Your input will be considered by the design team as the project progresses. Updates on the project will be posted on Connect Peterborough as well as on the website for the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

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Page last updated: 03 June 2021, 14:00