The aquatic centre is a partnership between the Westhills Land Corporation, the YMCA/YWCA and the City of Langford. This five storey, 75,294 square foot facility houses a 25 metre, five lane lap pool, a lazy river, warm water therapy pool and two waterslides. The facility also includes a gymnasium, health and fitness facilities, youth centre, a number of multipurpose spaces, and a licensed child care program. Lease space in the building includes a public library, music conservatory, and offices.
The project was designed with both passive and active green systems. Green initiatives include the use of low VOC, natural, renewable, post-consumer and long-life materials, exhaust air heat recovery which extracts heat from the pool hall for hot water and heating, air and water heat pumps and low flow fixtures with electronic metering for efficient water consumption. The annual natural gas use reduction compared to a conventional pool heating system is the approximate equivalent of taking over 180 cars off the road for a year.