The Guildford Aquatic Centre is an expansion to the existing Guildford Recreation Centre constructed while the existing facility and parking remained fully operational. Featuring a 50-metre FINA recognized lap pool with moveable floor and bulkheads, the new Aquatic Centre has the capacity to host competitive swimming events and is recognized as a popular recreational and therapeutic aquatic destination that provides training opportunities for swimming, water polo, and other aquatic sports and leisure uses.
The main feature of the natatorium is its prefabricated wood truss system, generated from the City’s ‘Wood First Policy’ initiative. Revery’s team worked closely with the design-builder to develop a pre-assembled truss fully integrated with lighting, mechanical services and acoustic absorption. The wood trusses were prefabricated and installed with the services in place, allowing rapid on-site assembly in 10 days with no scaffolding. The wood trusses have many benefits, among them corrosion resistance, ease of maintenance, and being a material that is renewable and sequesters carbon.