Bermuda National Sports Centre - Aquatic Centre


This 25-acre site has been carefully master-planned and developed as the new ‘heart’ of the Island. The Bermuda National Sports Centre is the focus of sport, recreation, health, entertainment and public assembly activities in Bermuda. It is truly “A Centre for All”. Included in the project is an 8-lane 51m Aquatic Complex complete with locker and change rooms.  The National Aquatic Centre was the site for the 26-nation, Nat West Island Games in July 2013.

In addition to providing the planning and architectural design services, we have been tasked with managing and directing all construction activities on the site. The task of building in Bermuda is challenging, as the Island is very isolated – the nearest land to Bermuda is
the US east coast, some 600 miles to the east – things such as designing drainage and watering systems in a country that has no natural fresh water proved difficult.  To successfully deliver the National Sports Centre project, Cannon Design has directly contracted the majority of construction workers, thereby eliminating the need for costly sub-contractors. This unique approach has resulted in significant cost efficiencies and schedule benefits. All project components have been delivered on-time and under-budget. 

*Work completed by JSA Sport Architecture Inc. personnel while employed by Johnston Sport Architecture Inc., Cannon Design and JSA Sport Architecture Inc. 


May 2013


Trustees of the Bermuda National Sports Centre


Hamilton, Bermuda