Coquitlam is in the final design stage for the replacement of the Place Maillardville Community Centre. The detailed design will be ready for Council approval in Spring 2020, with construction proposed to start in Summer 2020. Construction will be phased to ensure continued operation of the existing community centre until the new building is ready for occupancy, followed by demolition of the 40-year old existing building and completion of the public plaza and park space.
What’s in Store for Place Maillardville Community Centre?
Place Maillardville has been a cornerstone of the Maillardville neighbourhood for 40 years, and this aging facility can no longer effectively sustain the needs of the community. A new facility will provide an enhanced space to continue to serve the growing and changing needs of the neighbourhood.
The future Place Maillardville Community Centre is proposed to be approximately 2,000 square metres (22,000 square feet) in size, which would enhance the amenities and services offered within a scale, budget and size appropriate for the neighbourhood.
Proposed Program Spaces & Amenities
Proposed program spaces and amenities include:
Child minding space
A lounge for seniors/youth
Multi-purpose spaces providing flexible space, with server kitchen
Outdoor space including a plaza and park space
A single-court gymnasium
See the following video of upgraded Place Maillardville:
One of the goals of the project is to replace the facility on the site using the currently vacant portion of the property as well as adjacent City-owned land. This will enable programs and services to continue in the old building.
The Council approval for proceeding with the project is expected in Spring 2020, as well as issuance of a building permit.
Subject to approvals, construction is expected to start in Summer 2020 with the new facility planned to be open in Summer 2022, followed by demolition of the current facility and completion of landscaping and the outdoor spaces.
About Place Maillardville
Place Maillardville Community Centre is a City-owned 11,000 square foot recreation facility serving approximately 8,000 to 10,000 people. The facility has been operated by the Société Place Maillardville Society since 2001. As an aging asset with modest construction, the building is under pressure to continue to serve the diverse and dynamic needs of the Maillardville neighbourhood.