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North Preston Community Centre Expansion Project

North Preston Community Centre

Construction on the North Preston Community Centre was completed in 2004. It was originally designed to host various community events such as public meetings, concerts, guest speakers, wedding and funerals, however, it did not include dedicated youth space. The proposed expansion is in response to the increase in demand for youth specific programming space. The current expansion plans include:

  • games room
  • computer room
  • lounge area
  • music/video room
  • arts and crafts area
  • recycling centre


Due to the popularity of the existing centre the North Preston Advisory Committee and representatives from HRM seek to expand the facility to better serve the North Preston community. For months, the North Preston Community Centre Expansion Committee (including HRM staff, Councillor David Hendsbee, the North Preston Advisory Committee) have been working to create an expansion design that will create an area in the centre for youth to enjoy.

North Preston Community Centre 3d Rendering

Expansion Facts:

  • Estimated Cost - $2 million
  • Proposed Size - 6870 Square feet
  • Completion date - planned for 2012 pending 2011/12 funding approval
  • Proposal includes a generator for emergency power generation


The proposed expansion would also provide the RCMP with RCMP Crestspace to establish a permanent office. The RCMP's goal for this office would be to provide enhanced services to the community and increase public safety. The proposed new office would be open Monday to Friday, during normal business hours


The RCMP would have permanent staff and would be able to offer the services now available only from the Cole Harbour Office (e.g. Criminal Records Checks, accident reporting etc.). The RCMP Office would be home base for the Preston Patrol members

For more information on the expansion at the North Preston Community Centre, please click on one of the links below:

Community Centre Expansion Open House Info Sheet

Community Centre Expansion Open House Presentation

Community Centre Expansion Floor Plan

Community Centre Expansion Elevations

Community Centre Expansion Site Plan

Expansion Frequently Asked Questions