Saywell Contracting was awarded this project after a competitive tendering process. Completed in August, 2019, the Tenant Improvement for Steve Nash Fitness World followed a challenging three-month schedule with the aim of opening its doors to the public for September.

The former 24,099 sf La-Z-Boy showroom was transformed into a state-of-the-art fitness centre featuring a group fitness room, stretching room, fully tiled locker rooms, women’s-only fitness room, two hydro massage rooms, a children’s room, and office space.

Throughout the project, several design changes were made which Saywell Contracting and the sub-trades implemented to in order to make it fit within the schedule.

Sub-trades were scheduled to work at night to prevent encroachment in workspaces with other trades, and in order to complete everything on time, a trade had 14 workers on site for 28 days.

At the end of only three months the project came in on time and on budget.


Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club


3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC


24,099 sf



  • Travys Nieviadomy
  • Jackie MacDonald
  • David Binder
  • Shannon Kelly
  • m2 Architecture
  • Arcus Consulting
  • Pinchin Engineering
  • SML Consultants Group
  • Des Design