Phase one involved an extensive review of the existing facility and identified opportunities to renovate and effectively turn the business model around. After several years in the red this addition turned the business model into the black after one year.
Phase two provided an opportunity to expand the arena with a second arena and provide a new entrance r presences in the community. The new addition draws and welcomes the uses with a large drop off loop and entrance ramp simplifying the once disjointed access and circulation. Food services and social spaces were added to give the facility a greater sense of community.
Phase three addressed the only area that had be avoided in the previous renovations. The pool was showing signs of stress and was not meeting either the expectation of the operator, nor pool safety standards. After and extensive facility evaluation, Gibbs Gage undertook a refurbishment that replaced outdated pool sanitation and filtration equipment, redesign of the whirlpool, relining of the wave pool basin walls and floors and an overall refresh of the finishes of the space. The design focused on creating more use of wave pool by included a soft walk floor to allow for ease of use for older adults and children. Enhanced lighting and acoustic attenuation creates a brighter, fresher and more user friendly environment for all of the users of the Trico Centre.