Meredith Cultural and Sports Centre

  • Project

    Meredith Cultural and Sports Centre

  • Client

    Municipality of Chelsea

  • Categories

    Cultural and Recreational

  • Delivery mode

    Design-Build

  • Location

    Chelsea, QC

  • Year built

    2012

Pomerleau was contracted the construction of the Meredith Centre, a multipurpose facility with a sports section that includes an NHL-sized ice rink, three rows of bleachers that can accommodate 300 spectators, and changing rooms for the players. The cultural section is spread over two floors and offers several meeting rooms, administrative offices, one large community room, a lounge, a snack bar, a catering kitchen and multiple multifunctional rooms.

The building design is a testament to the client’s commitment to sustainable development. The structure of the arena is made of glulam to blend in with the surrounding wooded area. Energy efficiency was a concern when it came to choosing the lighting, the ventilation and the refrigeration system for the rink. The architectural design as well as the mechanical/electrical systems were also designed to achieve optimal energy consumption and recuperation.

The architectural concept rests on the transparency of spaces. From the sidewalk outside leading to the entrance, one can easily recognize the different vocations of the complex. In addition, the sustainability and strength of the coating materials were carefully considered along with their environmental friendliness.

Worth mentioning:

  • Total area is 3,424 m2
  • Project followed the First Nations' "Seven Generations" model and decision-making process, whereby the general contractor had to ensure a durable facility for the four current generations and the three generations to come