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Upper Skeena Recreation Centre

An innovative joint owner-operator model, this new recreation centre addresses the needs of the area’s population, with a specific focus on the youth. The Upper Skeena Recreation Centre replaced an existing ice arena and recreation centre to be able to include programs for a variety of sport, cultural and community-focused events to address the challenges that small, remote communities often face.

The wood-based construction has been designed as a prototype for future BC arenas, with specific consideration for the needs of this location. Zenith was pleased to provide commissioning authority and commissioning coordination services for this community-based project.

Developing great relationships with the design team and trades allowed for continued engagement, despite the remote location of the project and the planning and logistics needed to get teams on site. The severe climate also provided challenges to the systems. Zenith was also able to assist in avoiding a loss of use of the facilities during the handover period, as the team was able to manually maintain the building while making the necessary operation changes for the systems.

ClientThe Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Project TypeCulture & Community
LocationNew Hazelton, BC
Size45,000 sq ft
Completion2019
Zenith ServicesSystems Commissioning
Rating System-
Construction Budget$20 million
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