Community Centre update - South tower office space re-opens

January 15, 2019

Community Centre update - South tower office space re-opens

In steps forward toward full restoration of the Strathcona County Community Centre, offices in the south tower have re-opened, and all public entrances are open to the building as of Tuesday, January 15.

 

In steps forward toward full restoration of the Strathcona County Community Centre, offices in the south tower have re-opened, and all public entrances are open to the building as of Tuesday, January 15.

Council members and 50 employees returned to their offices in the south tower after working at home or in temporary office space for just over two months.

County Hall re-opened on November 20 and the Community Centre north tower returned to full operations on December 19 of 2018.

The Community Centre Parkade and Strathcona County Library remain closed. The library’s temporary location is in the Baseline Village shopping complex at 100 Broadview Drive. Council Chambers and meeting rooms, including the large Agora auditorium, on the main floor of the Community Centre also remain closed. The areas remaining closed required more extensive cleaning, repairs and materials replacement, or are being used as construction staging areas.

“It is great news to be back in our offices in the Community Centre,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “We thank administration and all staff involved for their efforts in dealing with countless cleaning and restoration details to ensure we‘ve returned to a healthy and safe environment.

“Our work will be complete when we can welcome the Strathcona County Library back to its home, and open our public meeting spaces and parkade once again to the community.”

Restoration work on the remaining areas is expected to continue into the spring. Health and safety considerations have been paramount in all stages of returning operations back to normal.

Parking in the area is limited at this time. Public parking options include street parking and outdoor parking lots at Festival Place, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre, and County Hall. Please follow posted time limits. Public transit is recommended if possible. Parking and transit information.

Background information on the November 6, 2018 – parkade explosions incident at the Community Centre

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595