Collaborators : Donovan Payne, Norman Disney and Young, PS Structure, City of Armadale
Project Value : $26 million
Completed : Under Construction (early 2019)
This redevelopment will provide the Armadale Community with a fully integrated, modern, year-round facility. To cater for the community’s recreation, leisure and social needs the new facility adds an additional 25 metre pool, indoor leisure pool, program pool, outdoor 50 metre pool, the zero depth Splash Pad, crèche, café, gym and group fitness rooms.
Funding for the $26 million upgrade comprised of $10 million from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants program, $1 million from the WA State Government and the majority of funding from the City of Armadale.
Work commenced in January 2018.
Following assessment of the site, a geothermal heating capacity was added in conjunction with Norman Disney and Young, utilising the natural heating properties of the Yarragadee aquifer to provide year-round use of the external swimming facilities.
The building comprises 5 inground concrete pools and a ASHI-YU (leisure pool and spa), gymnasium, fitness rooms, creche and amenities. The existing 50 metre pool has been retained and refurbished. It uses tilt-up concrete wall panels, brick wall to amenities areas and 100 thick PIR insulated wall panels and glass to the exterior walls.
The roof construction over the pools consisted of 2 main longitudinal exposed pipe trusses supporting UB rafters, 200 x 100 RHS rafter and 200 mm thick PIR insulated panels. The roof structure over the gym area is 530UB members, Z200 purloins and 200 mm thick PIR insulated panels. The centre section of roof is Colourbond Custom Orbs.
The feature of the entry & central corridor are customer welder steel columns profiled as trees.
The complex also has a separate plantroom and amenities building. The internal plantroom is supported on insitu concrete suspended slabs.
Click here for a flythrough of the project created by Architects Donovan Payne.