In 2005, Ottawa City Council approved a Public-Private Partnership (P3) for the phased design, construction, operation and maintenance of a single-pad arena, outdoor sports field and paramedic post in West Carleton. In addition, this project also called upon the private partner to provide operation and maintenance services to the existing Client Service Centre. The new facility was completed in the summer of 2007.
Renamed the West Carleton Community Complex, this project resulted in a municipal facility which features an indoor rink, an outdoor soccer/sports field, a paramedic post and the West Carleton Client Service Centre. This Complex is also home to a day care centre, a toy lending library and offers a broad range of municipal services to the rural community.
Benefits of the West Carleton Community Complex to residents
- Creates a community hub with a recreational focus
- Provides residents with convenient access to much-needed additional ice surfaces and ice time
- West-end rural residents gain improved access to programs and services
- Expands the facilities in keeping with the rural location and architecturally consistent with the existing Client Service Centre building
- Generates revenue from the arena and surplus spaces in the existing Client Service Centre
- Paramedics will be located closer to rural residents, reducing response times in cases of emergency
- Provides additional daycare spaces to west-end rural residents
- Taxpayers benefit from long-term savings to the City as a result of the P3 approach.
Where is the West Carleton Community Complex?
The West Carleton Community Complex is located at 5670 Carp Road in the west end of Ottawa. View a map to the West Carleton Community Complex.
City Council approved staff’s recommendation for a new ice arena to be located at the West Carleton Client Service Centre site in December 2004. The search for a private-sector partner was launched in March 2005 with the addition of a paramedic post to the facility requirements. The procurement of the private-sector partner was completed in March 2006 as Committee and Council approved Capital Sports Management Inc. along with Morley Hoppner as the selected partners. Negotiations concluded and all required agreements were finalized and executed on July 19, 2006. The West Carleton Community Complex was opened to the public in the summer of 2007. A Grand Opening was held on September 15th, 2007.
The construction and operations and management of the West Carleton Community Complex was undertaken as a Public-Private Partnership between the City of Ottawa and private-sector partners who were selected through a competitive bidding process. This partnership saw the Morley Hoppner Group undertake the construction and Capital Sports Management Incorporated operating the facility.
About Capital Sports Management Inc.
Capital Sports Management Inc. (CSMI) is part of the Capital Sports Group of Companies that owns and operates the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and ScotiaBank Place. It advises developers, municipalities, private owners and managers on the design, development, construction, and management of recreational and entertainment facilities. CSMI also operates the Bell Sensplex, which is another P3 community project.
About the Morley Hoppner Group
The Morley Hoppner Group is a growing and dynamic Ottawa-based company that offers development and construction services in the industrial and commercial sectors of the construction industry. The company has previously partnered with the City and CSMI on the construction of the Bell Sensplex.
Contact the West Carleton Community Complex
The West Carleton Community Complex includes the existing West Carleton Client Service Centre at 5670 Carp Road. Visit the Cavanagh Sensplex online contacts page for the latest contact info.