Five months of pile driving for new PoCo rec centre

The sound of piledriving will resume this month in downtown Port Coquitlam as part of construction of the second phase of the new community centre.

The sound of piledriving will resume this month in downtown Port Coquitlam as part of construction of the second phase of the new community centre.

Starting Nov. 18, construction for the third ice rink, gym and other amenities will begin on the $132-million facility, with 490 more steel piles slated to go into the ground.

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The piledriving is expected to wrap up by March.

The pile driving machines will run weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, the new fitness area is slated to launch next month while the leisure pool is set to open in the spring.

Last month, Ventana started the teardown of the last part of the old recreation complex as well as the former library building; the granite Terry Fox statute, in honour of the hometown hero, was placed into storage.

The second phase of new community centre is expected to open in late 2021 and will include a 780-seat rink and a 425-stall underground parkade. 

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