The West Lethbridge Centre Library (The Crossings Branch Library) is located at 255 Britannia Blvd. West and was completed in September 2010.
The Library Facility was part of the West Lethbridge Core Facilities Project and was a joint effort of the City of Lethbridge, School District 51 and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4, the Lethbridge Public Library and various community stakeholders. Upon Completion the complex brought together a Public and Separate High School joined by a Public Library.
The Site has been designed to integrate the storm water management requirements of the surrounding area with outdoor recreation facilities to be used by the school and community. Unique technologies were applied to this project Including Leadership in Energy and Environment Silver (LEED) design criteria for all of the building structure, a common mechanical plant, treated storm water, integrated parks, and recreation and storm management facilities.
The Schedule for the West Lethbridge Centre Library was as follows:
- Design: 2006 - August 2007
- Tender: August 2007 – September 2007
- Construction: October 2007 – September 2010
Karrie Nightingale, P.Eng.
Engineering Project Manager
City of Lethbridge
Ward Brothers Construction Ltd.
Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc.
Director & CEO - Lethbridge Public Library