Complexe aquatique de Brossard

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Ville de Brossard is building the Complexe aquatique de Brossard a new aquatic centre at Parc Poly-Aréna. This new facility will include a competition pool, a recreational pool and a health and well-being area, and it will greatly improve aquatic services for Brossard residents. Project design (architecture and engineering) began in May 2016 and was done by the “Héloïse Thibodeau and Vincent Leclerc + Associates Architects” consortium and CIMA+. The construction contract has been awarded to EBC Inc. on October 5th, 2017. Read the press release

Work

Some preparatory work took place during the spring and summer of 2017:LOGO_InfoTravaux_Noir02.jpg
  • Closure and dismantling of the Skatepark located at Parc Poly-Aréna May 1st: Read the press release
  • Work by Bell and Hydro-Québec (excavation and burial of infrastructure)
“Info-travaux” notices will be distributed regularly.

Comments, Suggestions and Questions
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All About the Project

WHY IS THIS PROJECT NECESSARY?

This project is necessary to meet the present and future needs of Brossard's population.

The currently used pools at Antoine-Brossard and Lucille-Teasdale high schools no longer meet the demand. What's more, the City is well below standard in terms of the number of pools per resident. 

Did You Know That…

The total pool surface area (625 m2) currently available in Brossard is suitable for the needs of a city of less than 35,000 residents. The Institut de la statistique du Québec forecasts that Brossard will continue to grow over the next few years, from 80,120 residents in 2011 to 101,875 by 2026.

The City faces three major problems with the current pools at Antoine-Brossard and Lucille-Teasdale schools:

  1. They cannot be used during the day because school students have exclusive use. As a result, the City must limit registrations for various program activities it offers (swimming lessons, fitness classes, etc.).
  2. These pools have neither recreational areas (water games, slides, etc.) nor a health and well-being area (spa, sauna, etc.). They also no longer meet the needs of sports clubs in terms of equipment, availability and standards. In addition, they are not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  3. Over the years, the pools have been partially renovated, but closures due to mechanical problems remain frequent and undermine the activities (classes, training sessions, etc.).

This is why Ville de Brossard wants to acquire an aquatic centre with modern, safe and accessible facilities to meet users' needs.
 
The City aims to facilitate access for seniors and people with visual, motor or hearing disabilities, as well as young children, pregnant women, young families, etc. It also wishes to promote fitness, rehabilitation, sports training, the development of aquatic sports clubs and the hosting of local and regional competitions.

WHERE WILL THE AQUATIC CENTRE BE LOCATED?

The Complexe aquatique de Brossard will be built within Parc Poly-Aréna, on the site located between Michel-Normandin arena and Antoine-Brossard high school, next to boulevard De Rome.

The main entrance will be located on boulevard De Rome, while one of the main exits will be integrated into a road that currently serves Antoine-Brossard high school.
 

WHAT KIND OF FACILITIES WILL THE AQUATIC CENTRE HAVE?

The Complexe aquatique de Brossard will be equipped with the following facilities and equipment:
 
  • A 50 m, ten lane Olympic training pool equipped with 1, 3 and 5 m diving boards, as well as recreational elements (zipline, Tarzan swing, underwater speakers, etc.);
  • A recreational area incorporating water play, three slides, a lazy river and five 25 m swimming lanes;
  • A health and well-being area with Finnish sauna, hammam (steam room), rest area and spa tub;
  • Bleachers, waiting areas and a modern cloakroom;
  • Rooms for aquatic organizations, multifunctional meeting rooms and administrative areas.

Did You Know That…
  •  The temperature of the multi-purpose pool will be warmer than that of the competition pool to make it more comfortable for users.
  •  The total surface area of the two pools at the new aquatic centre (2000 m2) will triple the surface area currently available at the Antoine-Brossard and Lucille-Teasdale high school pools. 

The project includes various upgrades to Parc Poly-Aréna, notably including:

  • Reconstruction of the skate park;
  • Reconfiguration of the soccer fields;
  • Redevelopment of the parking lot; 
  • New pedestrian trails, sidewalks, bike paths and landscaping.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE PROJECT?

Ville de Brossard estimates the value of the aquatic complex project to be $45 million.

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PROJECT ON TRAFFIC IN THE AREA?

The project will have little impact on traffic in the area, based on our preliminary traffic study.

A 10 % increase in traffic is expected once the aquatic centre opens at Parc Poly-Aréna. The existing infrastructure will be sufficient to ensure smooth, safe traffic flow on boulevard De Rome.
 
The main entrance will be located on boulevard De Rome, while one of the main exits will be integrated into a road that currently serves Antoine-Brossard high school.

WILL THE PLANNED AQUATIC CENTRE BE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY?

Yes, the project has been designed in accordance with the principle of universal accessibility. All equipment for the competitive pool and multi-purpose pool, as well as other features of the aquatic centre (lobby, dressing rooms, etc.) will be built to meet the needs of people with visual, motor or hearing disabilities.
 

Did You Know...?

Brossard will be the first city in Quebec to offer a 50-metre pool accessible to userswith walkers or in a wheelchair.

The new Complexe aquatique de Brossard is designed to facilitate access for people using a wheelchair, a cane, crutches or a walker, as well as people transporting a child in a stroller or carrying someone in their arms.

HOW IS BROSSARD ENSURING THAT THE PUBLIC'S EXPECTATIONS AND CONCERNS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT?

In the fall of 2015, before the aquatic centre was designed, the City made sure to take the expectations and concerns of residents into account by conducting a broad information and consultation process aimed at all residents.

Two “open house” consultation evenings were held at the centre socioculturel de Brossard. An online survey was also carried out to consult the population on various aspects of the project: aquatic activities and programming, internal and external architecture, types of equipment, general opinion of the project, etc. In addition, the City met with several organizations and groups of residents (neighbours, users of Parc Poly-Aréna and the Georges-Henri-Brossard centre, aquatic clubs, etc.) to ensure the project takes their specific expectations into account.

Public consultations (la Grande vague de consultations) demonstrated that Brossard residents were for the planned aquatic centre. Online survey results showed specifically that more than 90% of respondents were in favour of developing this new municipal infrastructure. All the questions, comments, preferences and concerns expressed served to guide the professionals in planning the project.