Transportation and Works
November 16, 2018

Contract Awarded for Upgrades to Gander Arts and Culture Centre Pool Facility

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded a contract to complete upgrades to the roof and air handling system at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre swimming pool. The contract for the upgrades has been awarded to LSG Construction and is valued at $909,000 plus HST.

The upgraded air handling system is designed to manage humidity generated by the pool more effectively. This will reduce the chances of any future deterioration caused by excessive air moisture and result in a more comfortable environment for those using the facility.

The Department of Transportation and Works has worked with the operators of the facility, the Town of Gander and the local swim community to schedule the upgrades to coincide with regular scheduled pool maintenance during July and August 2019. Regularly scheduled pool operations will proceed as normal until the work begins.

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“These upgrades will permanently address the issues that led to the temporary closure of the pool last year. We recognize its importance to the community and we have worked with the pool operators and the local swim club to schedule the work for a time that will not impact local swim schedules.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“I’m delighted to hear that the Gander Arts and Culture Centre swimming pool will receive the necessary upgrades to the roof and air handling system. This is welcome news to all residents of Gander and surrounding area, as well as our swimming community. This is a further demonstration that our government is delivering on its promise in The Way Forward, providing better services and ultimately better outcomes for the community of Gander and its residents.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services and MHA for Gander

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2018 11 16                              2:00 p.m.