Workers with Victoria Construction toil on the new YM/YWCA aquatic centre on Langford Parkway. Opening is expected by spring 2016.

Langford Y project moving along

Those anxious for gym and aquatic centre’s completion will have to be patient for a while

Construction of the new YM/YWCA aquatic centre in Langford is proceeding swimmingly.

Work commenced on the approximately $30-million project on Langford Parkway near City Centre Park in January 2014 and should be completed in early 2016, said Ryan McKenzie, manager of Westhills, one of the partners on the project along with the Greater Victoria YM/YWCA and the City of Langford. “There have been no significant delays since we started construction and no major changes to the original plan,” McKenzie said.

Jennie Edgecombe, CEO for the Greater Victoria YM/YWCA, said that once construction is completed, it will take a couple of months to outfit the building and install equipment. “As far as we’re concerned we’re right on target and we’re very excited,” she added.

The facility will include a lap pool, a wave pool, a lazy river, warm water therapy pool and two slides, as well as a fitness centre, youth centre, child care centre and a Greater Victoria Public Library branch.

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