The Aquatic Centre has received approval and the civil works portion of the project will fully commence in early August and site prep work has already commenced. This new facility will provide numerous benefits to the University by providing state of the art swimming facilities for the varsity swim teams and the community. The total budget for this project is $39,900,000 with funding to be raised through land development cost of sales as a community amenity expense (approx. 69%), donor fundraising (29%) and Infrastructure Impact Charges (2%). Construction is expected to take approximately two years and be complete by December of 2016. As a result of the construction project, the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot will no longer be available. There will still be a servicing / loading area and short term parking / pick / up drop off will be at the GSAB lot. A live webcam feed of the construction site can be found here.
Wesbrook Mall Road Closure - January 14, 2019 - May 2019Access to UBC Sport Facilities will be impacted by a closure on Wesbrook Mall, between Student Union Boulevard and University Boulevard extending through May 2019. This route will be fully closed to ALL traffic, cyclist, and pedestrian access. Please click here for complete information and detour notices for this closure.
New Aquatic Centre Construction Update
August 1, 2014