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Timms community centre builder selected

An artist rendering of the new Timms Community Centre. Construction could begin at the end of August. - artist rendering
An artist rendering of the new Timms Community Centre. Construction could begin at the end of August.
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A Surrey construction company and an architectural firm based in Vancouver and Victoria have won a $12.86 million contract to build the new Timms community centre in Langley city.

Council unanimously approved the contract with the team of DGS Construction and Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA) at a meeting last week (July 21).

Surrey-based DGS Construction takes its name from Dennis and George Rossi, who founded the company in 1983.

An online list of recent DGS projects viewable on the firms website includes the Southeast Yorkson Elementary school in Langley, the North Vancouver Outdoor School and Burnaby Central Secondary School

HCMA, which operates from Vancouver and Victoria offices, has built the new West Vancouver community centre and aquatic centres, the Duchess Park secondary school in Prince George and the UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

The design of the new Timms centre was unveiled last month.

As envisioned by Vancouver-based Hughes Condon Marler Architects, the new facility includes a weight room, gymnasium and indoor walking/running track, as well as change rooms, a games room, multipurpose rooms, a community kitchen, coffee shop and a secure enclosed patio on the building’s west side.

Work on the 35,000 square foot facility next to the existing city hall is expected to begin at the end of August, depending on when utility lines can be relocated.

The existing Timms centre was demolished and the activities were relocated to a temporary location a few blocks away in a former Legion hall on Eastleigh Crescent.

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