The newly developed eQuinelle community near Kemptville has an 18-hole golf course and driving range at its core. With dedicated facilities for both residents and golfers, the eQuinelle Clubhouse was designed to be the social hub and gathering place of this community. The 20,000 square foot clubhouse includes a golfers’ lounge, restaurant and banquet facilities, change rooms, a Golf Shop, snack bar, and a dedicated exercise studio. A 3,500 sq. ft. multi-purpose room is divisible by a movable wall and is used for everything from pickleball to seasonal parties. This, along with a card room and a craft room, accommodate the facility’s weekly programme of activities. An outdoor pool and extensively landscaped terraces tie the design concept of this important project together.
As the clubhouse was seen essentially as an extension to the higher end homes of the community, construction of the facility required a high level of fit and finish. The Lundy team worked closely with the trades to ensure the standards of the design were achieved. In addition, the building combined three structural systems: Loadbearing masonry, wood framing, and structural steel. The coordination of how each system tied into the other was complex and needed to comply with new building code requirements for seismic design. Construction operations were carefully controlled during all phases of work while golf course operations continued.