Burnaby Lake Sports Complex

Partners: City of Burnaby

Contract Value: $6,000,000

Matcon Civil was awarded both phases of this multi-year development. Completed on time and under budget, this project included the construction of three infilled synthetic turf fields and warm-up area, extensive plaza, lighting and amenities. The challenging 25-acre site posed numerous site servicing, geotechnical and environmental challenges including highly variable poor soils, underlying domestic garbage, adjacent fish-bearing watercourses, wetlands, a raptor’s nest, subsurface methane gas and relatively steep terrain. A GVS&DD sanitary sewer underlain by compressible soils also traversed the site, presenting significant access and grade change concerns. Bridging over the sewer was required in order to provide access to the site and permit a staged filling program. Utilizing a new synthetic turf system, the facility is now the largest synthetic turf installation in North America and the first of its kind in Canada. Burnaby youth and community sports groups can now play year round on the three synthetic turf fields.