Project information

Artistic rendering of CARSA entry plaza
Artistic rendering of CARSA entry plaza

CARSA, opening in spring 2015, will be a world-class venue providing state-of-the-art training, recreation, research and learning facilities.

It takes dedicated resources and space to foster athletic excellence and to support quality recreational opportunities and services. CARSA is designed to inspire excellence in physical, intellectual and social activity.

World-class venue

With approximately 190,000 square feet (equivalent to three football fields), the new centre will be located near the existing McKinnon Gym and adjacent to Gabriola Road. Features will include:

See artistic renderings (design concepts).

State-of-the-art space for all

It will also house offices, labs and a machine shop for UVic's CanAssist, which is unique to North America in being a university organization which develops and delivers customized technologies, programs and services that improve the quality of life of people living with disabilities.

Upon completion of the new centre, UVic’s School for Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education will benefit from a repurposing of the vacated space in the McKinnon building in order to bring the school's programs and faculty together under one roof. As well, students, faculty and researchers will benefit from primary access to the new state-of-the-art facilities within CARSA.

Sustainability features

CARSA is targeted to meet the LEED gold building standard. Additional sustainability features: