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SFU's Lorne Davies Complex to undergo major renovation in 2023

Renovations include updated change rooms, varsity team rooms and a refinished pool deck.
An artist rendering of the pool at the Lorne Davies Complex with a new deck and seismic upgrades.

Big changes are in store for one of Simon Fraser University's (SFU) main recreation hubs. 

The Lorne Davies Complex at the post-secondary's Burnaby campus will undergo a major renovation next year, set to include updated change rooms, varsity team rooms, a refinished pool deck and a new wrestling training room. 

The central gym, west gym, fitness centre and stadium won't see any work during the renovation and will stay open, SFU explained in its announcement today (dec. 15). 

The complex was built in 1965 and extended in 1973, and now needs seismic, ventilation, mechanical and plumbing upgrades. 

Parts of the complex will have to be closed as work is done and the varsity swim team will be relocated to an off-campus pull within the city when work on the swimming pool is underway. 

"We're excited to see these planned upgrades of the Lorne Davies complex take shape and thank our community in advance for your patience as we accommodate temporary changes in to enable this work to occur," a news release said. 

Renderings of the changes are available to be viewed online