For Immediate Release:
Mariners Centre Expansion Concept Design Chosen
Thursday, August 10th, 2023 - Yarmouth, N.S. – The Mariners Centre Expansion Project Committee (EPC) has reviewed six concept designs developed by Ventin Group Architects for the planned expansion at the Mariners Centre. Focused on an expansion project that will maximize functionality and features, while keeping within project scope and confirmed budget of $30 million (before fundraising), the Mariners Centre Expansion Board (MCEB) has approved a concept design recommended by the EPC.
The concept selected will see a one-level, detached building constructed on the northeast side of the Mariners Centre property. Earlier concepts featured a two-level addition to the current building, but the chosen concept offers a far more cost-effective option, both in terms of construction and maintenance. It also offers better accessibility, a more energy efficient design, and allows the current facility and parking lots to operate normally during construction.
With the approval, the community comes one step closer to seeing a long-time vision become a reality. The architects will now get to work on a more detailed schematic design of the concept. Once completed, the MCEB will organize public engagement and information sessions to ensure the community is kept up to date. More details on the progress of the project will be provided in the fall.