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Ball Awarded Wellesley Township Recreation Centre Contract

Ball Awarded Wellesley Township Recreation Centre Contract

Ball Construction is proud to have landed the contract for an exciting new multi-use recreation facility in the Township of Wellesley. The $27.2 million Wellesley Township Recreation Centre project was awarded to Ball during a council meeting in Crosshill, Ontario, on December 14, 2021.

With a history of expertise and vast experience building multiplexes, Ball is well equipped for this major design-build endeavour.

The site is located on current parkland at the corner of Hutchison and Queens Bush roads, a space that allows for future expansion if required. The 78,500 square-foot complex will truly have something for everyone, as it will offer a wide variety of amenities to suit the needs and wants of the community.

The facility will contain an NHL-sized ice pad with single-sided seating for approximately 500 spectators and a total capacity area of approximately 1000, with space set aside should another rink be needed in the future. There will be nine regular dressing rooms, two of which will be fully accessible and an additional dressing room reserved for the Junior C Wellesley Apple Jacks.

For community members using the fitness gym, gymnasium and community centre or multi-use court, there will be additional change rooms designated as female, male, family and gender neutral. The fitness amenities don’t stop there—with two soccer fields, an outdoor play centre, a skateboard park, green space and a walking track to help keep community members active.

The new complex also offers separate youth and senior centres, multiple storage rooms for sports and community groups, a concession stand, meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen, a horse and buggy shed and a brand new health clinic.

The design includes many industry-leading, energy-efficiency features. These include solar panels, rooftop heat pump units, four electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting throughout the facility, soft starters on refrigeration room motors and a heat recapturing system in the refrigeration plant to help provide indoor air comfort in other areas such as arena seating.

Ball is currently working on permit drawings and plans to break ground when weather permits in the springtime. We look forward to constructing a facility that will have a long-lasting, highly positive impact within the Wellesley community.