The City of Thompson has officially posted the RFP to design a new indoor swimming facility that will replace the Norplex Pool, following the recommendation of KGS Group that a new facility be constructed.
Firms submitting design proposals will be asked to submit a scale-able design based on key features based on accessibility standards and the Pool survey circulated during the summer of 2019. If all of these features prove more expensive than KGS’s initial estimate, or if fundraising falls short, these features will be scaled back to more basic features. These features include, in no particular order:
- Lane Tank/Deep End (separate from the Leisure Pool)
- Leisure Pool/Shallow End
- Beach Entry (for individuals with physical disabilities)
- Water Slide
- Hot Tub
- Steam Room
- Birthday Party Room
- Stand-alone Splash Pad
The RFP closes on June 12, 2020, after which applicants will be reviewed and selected.
Although COVID-19 has put a damper on a lot of the Community Pool Committee’s fundraising plans, we’re still moving forward with design planning, and continuing to look into grants to help collect the funds required for a new pool.
Want to see what other residents said about their desired features?Download the original pool survey results below!