Inclusive, accessible renovations inside UFV Athletic Centre

Once complete, the renovated area in Building E will feature central change area as shown in this drawing from Khôra Architecture + Interiors.

New and more inclusive changerooms, washrooms, and shower areas are coming to the UFV Athletic Centre (Building E).

Renovation work is underway down the hall to the right.

In line with UFV’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion goals, the project creates space that is gender neutral and universally accessible. A central change area with private stalls will be flanked by self-contained team rooms bookended by washrooms with private stalls on the north side, and showers with private stalls on the south side.

Demolition began in early April, and is expected to be complete for the Fall 2022 semester.

“This new space will increase the functionality, safety and inclusivity for its users,” says Denise Brown, UFV Associate Director, Capital Projects.

“It’s an extension of UFV’s commitment to create and implement equity, and explore the ways in which inclusion can and should take place.”

The renovation will also include upgrades to increase water and energy efficiency, as well as keypad lockers compliant with accessibility height requirements.

Other washroom areas in the north and east sections of the building will remain unchanged, and open through construction.

For more information, contact projectoffice@ufv.ca.

Here is the previous layout of changerooms, team rooms, showers and washrooms in Building E. Upgrades will make this area more inclusive and gender neutral. Image: Khôra Architecture + Interiors.

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