Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre and Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre

Building Type: Culture & Recreation
Project Value: $210 million
Contractor: Smith Bros. & Wilson
Architects: HCMA
Project Status: In Progress

MAKE Projects is providing full Project Management services to deliver the largest capital project in the City of North Vancouver’s history. MAKE’s expertise and track record for delivering complex community facilities on time and within budget, and our collaborative approach that owners, designers, and the construction community appreciate will prove valuable. We understand what each party needs to be successful, and we ensure that they bring their best to the benefit of the project.

At 188,000 sf, the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (HJCRC) is intended to serve residents through a variety of services, to connect people and to improve health and wellness of individuals and families. The new centre will be a people-oriented gathering place, designed to the highest accessibility standards, and will draw residents of all ages and abilities to explore, create, play, exercise, train, learn, relax, rehabilitate and connect.

The building embodies the principles of equity, social inclusion, wellness, security, adaptability, environmental responsibility and fiscal responsibility. These principles are woven throughout the building design and construction, surrounding landscape, and planned operation and service provision.

The building and landscape spaces will be flexible, allowing for adaptation to changing needs that will enhance the collective and individual experience. The new HJCRC will include a diverse indoor and outdoor program, with an aquatics centre, arena, multipurpose spaces, gymnasium, fitness, youth and preschool spaces, community kitchen, art space, atrium and inner courtyard, and an extensive outdoor program.

The new Silver Harbour Center will be 20,680 sf over two stories, and will include parking, a wood working studio, art studios, pottery studio, commercial kitchen, billiards room, multi-purpose rooms, administration areas, thrift store and a dining room—with a projected cost of $23.4 M.

Rendering credit: HCMA