The 30-year-old HVAC system is being replaced at the Legacy Centre.
Due to recent failures and a difficulty in getting parts for the system, eight furnaces and air conditioning units as well as the air handling unit will be replace with new ones. City council awarded the contract to Bexson Construction for $264,000. Bexson was the lowest out of five bids on the project and is also a local company.
The furnaces and air conditioning units will be taken out and new ones will be installed this winter. Mayor Gerald Aalbers says they do not expect construction to interrupt the services at the centre.
“The Legacy Centre was closed like many other facilities, it has reopened and reestablished for use on a regular basis. I would hate to see it closed for any longer than it has to be. Administration advised us that they can carry out all the repairs on the budgeted item without affecting operations at the Legacy Centre.”
The air handling unit has a longer timeline for completion. The old unit will have to be cut up into pieces due to the narrow access stairway to the mechanical room. The new unit will be ordered in sections and reassembled in the room. The targeted completion date is April 2021.